TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - (TSX: KFS, NYSE: KFS) Kingsway Financial
Services Inc. ("Kingsway" or the "Company") announced today that the
Board has appointed Gary Schaevitz as a Director. Mr. Schaevitz, a
meaningful shareholder of Kingsway, has over 40 years of experience in
the financial markets, including asset management.
"We welcome Gary to the Board of Directors and look forward to working
with him to build shareholder value over the long term," stated Larry
G. Swets, Jr., the Company's President and CEO. "We believe the
Company will benefit from Gary's keen financial expertise and business
acumen and are excited to have him join our team to help foster the
Company's growth going forward."
"I am delighted to join Kingsway's Board at an exciting juncture in the
Company's development. I look forward to helping create shareholder
value," stated Mr. Schaevitz.
The Company also announced that Bradley S. Diericx, Executive Vice
President, will be leaving the Company on February 28, 2014 to pursue
About the Company
Kingsway is a holding company functioning as a merchant bank with a
focus on long-term value-creation. The Company owns or controls stakes
in several insurance industry assets and utilizes its subsidiaries,
1347 Advisors LLC and 1347 Capital LLC, to pursue opportunities acting
as an advisor, an investor and a financier. The common shares of
Kingsway are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York
Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "KFS."
SOURCE: Kingsway Financial Services Inc.