Russell Investments Canada Limited announces fund risk rating changes

TORONTO, December 2, 2016 — Russell Investments Canada Limited (RICL) today announced changes to the risk ratings of six RICL funds. These changes are effective immediately.

 Fund  Previous Rating  New Rating

LifePoints Balanced Income

LifePoints Balanced Income Class

 Low to Medium

 Low to Medium

 Low

Low

 Russell Investments Income Essentials

Russell Investments Income Essentials Class

 Low to Medium

 Low to Medium

 Low

Low

Multi-Asset Fixed Income

Multi-Asset Fixed Income Class

 Low to Medium

 Low to Medium

 Low

Low

Russell Investments Canada Limited follows a risk classification methodology based on the approach recommended by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. Each fund’s risk rating is reviewed on an annual basis, or when the fund undergoes a material change. The changes announced today are the result of a review. No material changes have been made to the investment objectives, strategies or management of the affected funds.

These changes will take effect on or about December 2, 2016. Further details about this change can be found in Amendment #1 to the Simplified Prospectus dated December 2, 2016.

If you have any questions, please call 1-888-509-1792.

About Russell Investments Canada Limited

Russell Investments Canada Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Russell Investments Group, Ltd. and was established in 1985. Russell Investments Canada Limited and its affiliates are referred to collectively as "Russell Investments.” Russell Investments was founded in 1936 and has its headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Russell Investments Canada Limited has its head office in Toronto.

About Russell Investments

Russell Investments, a global asset manager, is one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services which include advice, investments and implementation. Russell Investments stands with institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their advisors—using the firm’s core capabilities that extend across capital market insights, manager research, asset allocation, portfolio implementation and factor exposures to help each achieve their desired investment outcomes.

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