NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Calamos International Growth Fund (CIGRX) has received a Lipper Fund Award in the United States. The Calamos International Growth Fund was recognized for its performance in the 3-year and 5-year time periods in the International Multi-Cap Growth Funds category. The award was received in a ceremony March 8, 2012 in New York City. The Calamos International Growth Fund invests primarily in equity securities issued by non-U.S. companies that offer the best opportunities for growth, including some investment in emerging markets securities. Since its inception in March 2005, the fund has been managed by the Calamos Investment Team led by Co-Chief Investment Officers John Calamos, Sr. and Nick Calamos. For more information on the fund, please visit http://www.calamos.com/en/FundInvestor/MutualFunds/Fund.aspx?name=InternationalGrowth. The Calamos International Growth Fund is part of a suite of growth equity products managed by Calamos Investments, which also includes the Calamos Global Equity Fund (CAGEX), the Calamos Evolving World Growth Fund (CNWGX) and the Calamos Growth Fund (CVGRX). Calamos Investments has earned more than forty Lipper Awards for its family of mutual funds. The Lipper Fund Awards program honors funds that deliver consistently strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to peers. The Lipper Fund Awards take place in 23 countries in Asia, Europe, MENA, and the Americas. Lipper designates award-winning funds in most individual classifications for the three-, five-, and ten-year periods and fund families with high average scores for the three-year time period. Lipper Fund Awards are part of the broader Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence program. About Calamos Calamos Investments is a globally diversified investment firm serving the needs of institutional and individual investors for over 30 years. The company's clients include public and private pensions, foundations, endowments, corporations, financial advisors, families and individuals from around the world who have entrusted the firm with $34.7 billion in assets under management as of 1/31/2012. Calamos offers a range of global investment solutions - equity, fixed-income, convertible and alternatives - to work with clients' multi-asset allocation frameworks and achieve the goals of their investment programs.