Oct. 12, 2004 — Money manager Douglas Ramos, who ran or helped run several Dreyfus mutual funds, has left the company.

Ramos stepped down to pursue “other professional opportunities,” a Dreyfus spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Emerson Tuttle, a portfolio manager with Dreyfus’ Boston Co. Asset Management Co. affiliate, and Elizabeth Slover, Dreyfus’ co-director of equity research, replaced Ramos on the Dreyfus Balanced Fund (DRBAX), the Dreyfus Premier Balanced Fund/A (PRBAX), the Dreyfus Premier Growth & Income Fund/A (PEGAX) and the Dreyfus Growth and Income Fund (DGRIX).

Tuttle and Slover are responsible for asset allocation and the equity portions for the balanced funds, which also invest in bonds. The funds’ bonds continue to be overseen by Dreyfus’ taxable fixed-income team.

Ramos was succeeded on the Dreyfus Growth & Value Fds:Large Co Value Fd (DLCVX) and the Dreyfus Premier Value Fund/A (DRSIX) by the large cap value team at Boston Co. Dreyfus and Boston Co. are units of Mellon Financial (MEL).

The portfolio manager changes became effective on Oct. 5, according to regulatory filings.

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