Kingsway shareholders approve tax benefit preservation plan

Oct 29, 2010, 18:46 ET from Kingsway Financial Services Inc.

TORONTO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - (TSX: KFS, NYSE: KFS) Kingsway Financial Services Inc. ("Kingsway" or the "Company") today announced that its shareholders approved a tax benefit preservation plan designed to attempt to protect the value of net operating losses (NOLs) accumulated in the Company's United States subsidiaries. The Plan is designed to deter acquisitions of common shares that could limit the Company's ability under US tax laws from using its NOLs to reduce potential US federal income tax liabilities. The Board of Directors is committed to terminating the plan as soon as the passage of time allows this tax asset to be no longer at risk.

About the Company

Kingsway Financial Services Inc. ("Kingsway" or the "Company") focuses on non-standard automobile insurance in the United States of America. Kingsway's primary businesses are the insuring of automobile risks for drivers who do not meet the criteria for coverage by standard automobile insurers. The common shares of Kingsway Financial Services Inc. are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange, under the trading symbol "KFS".

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