Accord Engages Investor Relations Firm

TORONTO, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Accord Financial Corp. (TSX - ACD), a leading North American provider of factoring and other asset-based financial services to businesses, today announced that it has retained Capital Ideas Investor Relations ("CIIR") to provide it with investor relations, corporate marketing, communication enhancement and strategic awareness services.

Accord is engaging CIIR to enhance investor awareness through CIIR's database of brokers, portfolio managers, analysts, retail investors and the media. The contract is for an initial period of six months and may be extended by mutual consent.

"We are eager to share Accord's story with a broader investor audience" said Mr. Tom Henderson, the Company's President and CEO of Accord. "We selected CIIR to showcase our company to their impressive network of investors and brokers."

About Capital Ideas Investor Relations
CIIR offers public companies affordable, complete, outsourced investor relation services. It leverages strong relationships with the investment community including brokers, portfolio managers and high net worth individuals. CIIR is run by people that have experience both as investors and as executives of publicly traded companies. For more information or to see a list of CIIR's clients and their stock performance please visit www.capitalideasir.com

About Accord Financial Corp.
Accord is a leading North American provider of factoring and other asset-based financial services, including financing, credit guarantee and collection services, and supply chain financing for importers, to businesses. The Company is the only factoring and asset-based lending company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Accord has been in business for over 35 years and has offices in Toronto, Montreal and Greenville, South Carolina. For more information please visit www.accordfinancial.com

SOURCE: Accord Financial Corp.

For further information:

Stuart Adair
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Accord Financial Corp.
77 Bloor Street West, 18th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1M2
(416) 961-0304 Ext. 207 
sadair@accordfinancial.com     

Anthony Durkacz
President
Capital Ideas Investor Relations
401 Bay Street, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2Y4
(416) 720 4360
Anthony@capitalideasir.com


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