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CI Financial reports assets under management

TORONTO (January 2, 2018) CI Financial Corp. (“CI”) today reported preliminary assets under management at December 31, 2017 of $143.7 billion and total assets of $186.3 billion.

Assets under management grew by $25.8 billion or 21.9% in 2017, and decreased 0.3% in the month of December. Total assets gained $30.2 billion or 19.3% for the 12-month period and decreased by 0.2% in the month of December. The year-over-year gains include the acquisition of Sentry Investments, which was completed on October 2, 2017.

CI’s average assets under management for the fourth quarter were $142.5 billion, versus $120.3 billion for the third quarter of 2017. Average assets under management for the fiscal year were $126.3 billion, a gain of $15.4 billion or 13.9% from the average for fiscal 2016.

CI reported assets under advisement at Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd. and Stonegate Private Counsel of $42.6 billion at December 31, 2017, representing an increase of $4.4 billion or 11.5% for the year.

CI is scheduled to release its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 on February 15, 2018 on CNW Group and cifinancial.com.

Additional information about CI’s assets and financial position can be found below in the tables of statistics and on its website, www.cifinancial.com, in the Statistics section. These are the only statistics authorized by CI and CI takes no responsibility for reporting by any external sources.

CI FINANCIAL CORP.

December 31, 2017

PRELIMINARY MONTH-END STATISTICS

ENDING ASSETS

Dec. 31/17 (billions)

Nov. 30/17 (billions)

% Change

Dec. 31/16 (billions)

% Change

Assets under management

$143.7

$144.1

-0.3%

$117.9

21.9%

Assets under advisement*

42.6

42.5

0.2%

38.2

11.5%

TOTAL

$186.3

$186.6

-0.2%

$156.1

19.3%

MONTHLY AVERAGE

ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

Dec. 31/17 (billions)

Nov. 30/17 (billions)

% Change

Monthly average

$143.4

$142.8

0.4%

FISCAL QUARTER AVERAGE

ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

Ending Dec. 31/17
(billions)

Ending Sept. 30/17                (billions)

% Change

Fiscal quarter average

$142.5

$120.3

18.5%

FISCAL YEAR AVERAGE

ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

Fiscal 2017 (billions)

Fiscal 2016 (billions)

% Change

Fiscal year average

$126.3

$110.9

13.9%

EQUITY

FINANCIAL POSITION (millions)       

Total outstanding shares

271,884,495

Debt outstanding

$1,122

QTD weighted avg. shares

274,261,643

Net debt outstanding

$875

Current Yield

4.7%

Terminal redemption value of funds

$417

* Includes assets managed by CI and held by clients of advisors with Assante and Stonegate Private Counsel.

CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX) is an independent Canadian company offering global asset management and wealth management advisory services. Its primary operating businesses are CI Investments Inc., Sentry Investments Inc., Assante Wealth Management(Canada) Ltd.,Stonegate Private Counsel, Grant Samuel Funds Management Pty Ltd. of Australia, First Asset Investment Management Inc., and BBS Securities Inc. Further information is available at www.cifinancial.com.

For further information:

Investor Relations
CI Financial Corp.
(416) 364-1145

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