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November 4, 2002

News Release: Assante Records Another Month Of Strong Net Sales, Posting $126 Million In October

Assante Asset Management Ltd. (LMS TSX) today reported net sales in Canada of $126.8 million for October 2002 - substantially higher than its net sales of $71.2 million in the corresponding period last year. Year-to-date net sales for 2002 are now $1.3 billion compared to $560 million for the same period last year. "Our advisors offer clients what they are looking for: professional advice and quality products they can trust," said Nick Mancini, president and CEO of Assante Canada. "The combination of our personalized and integrated approach, disciplined investment solutions designed to minimize risk, wide choice of third-party, co-branded and managed money products and our service commitment -- these are some of the key factors contributing to the momentum we have achieved this year."

As a percentage of the company's monthly average Canadian assets under management, October net sales were 2.2 per cent. The company's Canadian assets under management were $5.8 billion at October 31, 2002.

Further details on monthly net sales for 2002 and assets under management may be found at

Assante Asset Management Ltd. is a subsidiary of Assante Corporation that provides a range of state-of-the-art portfolio management and integrated wealth management services exclusively to Assante advisors.

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Assante Corporation takes a multidisciplinary approach to financial planning, investment advice, wealth management, estate and succession planning, insurance and business and sports management services - Assante Life Management Solutions(TM). The company's mission is to simplify and enhance the lives of its clients by providing integrated financial and personal services that are tailored to each client's unique objectives.

Assante Corporation
Gail Granger
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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