NU Online News Service, May 10, 2004, 10:11 a.m. EDT – Manning & Napier Advisors Inc., Rochester, N.Y., has renewed a technology services contract with The BISYS Group Inc., New York.[@@]

BISYS provides technology support services for Manning’s mutual funds and its Exeter Fund Inc. and Exeter Trust Company Collective Investment Funds units. The funds manage 25,000 investor accounts with $1.4 billion in assets.

Manning also buys research and consulting services from BISYS’ Financial Research Corp. unit.

Manning began doing business with BISYS in 2000.