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TCW's Penny Foley, Dave Robbins to Discuss Emerging Markets Debt Opportunities on Conference Call

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, February 15 with Penny Foley and Dave Robbins, portfolio managers of the Morningstar 5-star rated TCW Emerging Markets Income Fund (TGEIX/TGINX) and the TCW Emerging Markets Local Currency Income Fund (TGWIX/TGWNX).

The title of Ms. Foley and Mr. Robbins' presentation is "Emerging Markets Debt: Where Do We Go From Here?" Ms. Foley and Mr. Robbins, managing directors of TCW, will discuss how last year's global market volatility affected emerging markets bond performance, and the fundamental economic advantages still intact in emerging markets and their outlook for 2012.

"Current valuations support emerging markets credit, local interest rates and currencies," says Mr. Robbins. "Several EM sovereigns are candidates for credit upgrades this year while growing interest in what is still an underinvested asset class should also be a benefit."

The $3 billion TCW Emerging Markets Income Fund maintains an overall 5-star rating from Morningstar in the emerging markets bond category, based on risk-adjusted returns. The fund is rated 5-stars for the three-year and five-year periods and 4-stars for the 10-year period ending January 31, 2012. The total number of emerging markets bond funds in the category over the three-, five-, and 10-year time periods were 99, 63, and 40 respectively.

The TCW Emerging Markets Local Currency Income Fund, launched December 14, 2010, provides dedicated exposure to sovereign and corporate bonds denominated in local currencies across more than 15 emerging market countries.

Please dial in 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to register for the call.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time

Live Event:
Domestic: (888) 713-4199
International: (617) 213-4861
Confirmation #: 16292396

In addition to the audio-only version of the conference call, TCW offers a live webcast of the call. Please click on the link below to register for the webcast:

http://www-waa-akam.thomson-webcast.net/us/dispatching/?event_id=ed41026c37bc2f5b3ade029e59a303b9&portal_id=ec6bf9617a7161ea0974541a771cb48a

About TCW Funds
TCW Funds, Inc. is an open-end investment company, consisting of 22 separate mutual funds sold primarily to individual investors and retirement plans.

About TCW
Founded in 1971, The TCW Group, Inc., develops and manages a broad range of innovative, value-added investment products that strive to enhance and protect clients' wealth. The firm has approximately $118 billion in assets under management. TCW clients include many of the largest corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the U.S., as well as a substantial number of foreign investors and high net worth individuals. TCW is a subsidiary of Société Générale. For more information, please refer to www.tcw.com.

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A Word About Risk
Bond Funds have the same interest rate, high yield and credit risks associated with the underlying bonds in the portfolio, all of which could reduce the Fund's value. Fund share prices will fluctuate with market conditions, currencies and the economic and political climates where investments are made. Emerging markets securities carry special risks, such as less developed or less efficient trading markets, a lack of company information, and differing auditing and legal standards. The securities markets of emerging markets countries can be extremely volatile. Investing in foreign currencies carries special risks including the risk that the value of the Fund's investments denominated in foreign currencies will decline in value because the foreign currency has declined in value relative to the U.S. dollar.

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