Imperial Holdings Announces Name Change to Emergent Capital

New NYSE Ticker Symbol, "EMG," to be Effective September 1, 2015

Aug 31, 2015, 16:30 ET from Emergent Capital, Inc.

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IFT) has changed its corporate name to Emergent Capital, Inc. and will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "EMG" at the start of trading Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Shareholders approved the name change at the annual meeting of shareholders on May 28, 2015.

Emergent Capital's senior management, led by CEO Antony Mitchell, and Board of Directors Chairman Phil Goldstein, will be ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 9:30 a.m. ET on September 1 to celebrate the commencement of trading under the company's new name and trading symbol.

"Changing our name to Emergent Capital is a major milestone and represents the new direction that we have taken following a major overhaul of the company over the last three years," said Antony Mitchell, Emergent Capital's CEO. "Emergent Capital is a highly focused organization today with a robust portfolio of life settlement assets that we will continue to grow as opportunities are presented in our marketplace."

About Emergent Capital, Inc. Emergent Capital (NYSE: EMG) is a specialty finance company that invests in esoteric asset classes, primarily life settlements. More information about Emergent can be found at

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