Sentinel Investments has hired Jason Ronovech, as lead portfolio manager of both the Sentinel Small Company Fund (SAGWX) and Sentinel Mid Cap Fund (SNTNX).

In addition, Ronovech will be named co-portfolio manager on the Sentinel Sustainable Mid Cap Opportunities Fund (WAEGX). He will also be co] manager on the Sentinel Mid Cap II Fund until it is merged into the Sentinel Mid Cap Fund on April 12.

Ronovech will work alongside co] manager Carole Hersam, and a team of analysts. With his hiring, the interim management team of Christian Thwaites, Dan Manion, and Hilary Roper, will no longer oversee the Small Company, Mid Cap and Sustainable Mid Cap Opportunities Funds effective March 30.

Previously, Ronovech spent the last 12 years with Paradigm Capital Management, where he co- managed the firm’s flagship small cap and smid cap portfolios.

“Jason brings tremendous energy and deep experience to our small and mid-cap strategies,” stated Thwaites, president and chief executive of Sentinel. More importantly, his approach to investing and dedication to stewardship makes him a perfect fit for Sentinel and our shareholders.”

Headquartered in Montpelier, VT-based, Sentinel Investments’ assets under management totaled more than $27 billion in assets under management, including over $8 billion across 16 Sentinel mutual funds, as of December 31, 2012.

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