August 12, 2016

Quadrus announces new mandates to help protect investors’ portfolios against market volatility

Winnipeg, MB, August 12, 2016 – Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. is pleased to announce a new
suite of low-volatility mutual funds to help protect unitholders’ portfolios. These new mandates are
composed of the Global Low Volatility Fund (ILIM), the Canadian Low Volatility Class (London
Capital) and the U.S. Low Volatility Fund (Putnam).

“These low-volatility funds were designed specifically to help reduce the overall risk of the investor’s
portfolio and, in doing so, to provide downside protection, while still retaining meaningful upside
potential,” says George Turpie, Senior Vice-President, Investment Products, Wealth Management,
for Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. “They were developed with certain people in mind –
specifically those who are conservative and reluctant about entering or staying in the market; preretirees,
who are often seeking higher returns with lower risks over time; or those who are seeking to
diversify their equity.”

Three additional mandates have also been added: the Diversified Fixed Income Folio (PSG), a onestop
fixed-income fund solution composed of financial assets such as government and provincial
bonds, high-yield bonds, floating-rate bonds and corporate bonds; and the five-star-rated funds,
Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity Fund and Mackenzie Ivy Global Balanced Fund.

“Preservation of an investor’s wealth is the hallmark of the Mackenzie Ivy Funds’ investment
approach,” Turpie continues. “These funds pursue long-term capital growth by investing in a select
group of high-quality multinational companies, and are suitable as a core global equity holding with
lower-volatility characteristics.”

The management fees on 22 mutual funds were also lowered, and a new fee rebate program
starting at $100,000 was introduced. The company will also begin to distribute a new fee-based
series (QF series). All of the above funds are managed by Mackenzie Investments.
About Quadrus Investments Services Ltd.

Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. (“Quadrus”) is one of the largest mutual fund dealers in Canada.
Quadrus is a member of the Great-West Lifeco Inc. group of companies, which includes Great-West Life,
London Life and Canada Life. Quadrus Group of Funds is distributed exclusively through the Quadrus
Investment Services Ltd.

About Quadrus Group of Funds

Quadrus Group of Funds is managed by Mackenzie Investments and distributed exclusively through Quadrus
Investment Services. Mackenzie Investments distributes its investment services through multiple distribution channels
to both retail and institutional investors. Mackenzie Investments is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM)
group of companies. For more information about Mackenzie Investments, visit mackenzieinvestments.com.

For more information, please contact:
Tim Oracheski
Director, Media & Public Relations
Quadrus Investment Services Ltd.
204.946.8961 | Tim.Oracheski@gwl.ca