Thompson Investment Management, Inc. Announces Promotions

MADISON, Wis., March 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thompson Investment Management, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of John W. Thompson to Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thompson Investment Management, Inc. and Jason L. Stephens to the roles of Chief Executive Officer of Thompson Investment Management, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Thompson IM Funds, Inc. on March 31, 2015.

"My goals with these promotions are two-fold. First, I'm happy to publicly recognize Jason for his ongoing expertise in managing the firm. At the same time, I'm excited to shed various administrative responsibilities and dedicate more of my time to managing our three mutual funds and individual client accounts," said John W. Thompson.

Mr. Thompson will continue to be an active member of the investment research team and co-manager of the firm's three mutual funds and also will continue to work with individual clients and serve as the President and a Director of both Thompson Investment Management, Inc. and Thompson IM Funds, Inc. The current investment strategy and portfolio management team will not change. This team has been together since 2009 and has contributed to the firm's strong growth to over $3.5 billion in assets under management.

Mr. Stephens has worked at Thompson Investment Management for 13 years, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Thompson IM Funds, Inc, and co-manages the firm's three mutual funds with Mr. Thompson and Chief Investment Officer James T. Evans.

"John has long served as a valued mentor to me and I'm grateful for the trust he's placed in me with these promotions. His leadership has allowed me along with key employees Penny Hubbard, who has played an important role in managing the operations of the company for 30 years, and James T. Evans to better serve our clients and our firm," said Jason L. Stephens.

About Thompson Investment Management, Inc.

Thompson Investment Management, Inc. is an independent registered investment advisor based in Madison, Wisconsin, that offers investment portfolio management, retirement plan services and mutual funds to individuals, businesses and foundations. Thompson Investment Management, Inc. serves as investment advisor to the Thompson IM Funds, Inc. with three nationally distributed no-load funds – the Thompson LargeCap Fund (THPGX), Thompson MidCap Fund (THPMX) and Thompson Bond Fund (THOPX). For more information about Thompson Investment Management, Inc. products and services, please visit

The Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company and may be obtained by calling 1-800-999-0887 or by visiting Read carefully before investing.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

While each fund is no-load, management and other expenses still apply.

The Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.

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