Kingsway Announces Dates for Annual General Meeting and first quarter results



    TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (TSE: KFS,
NYSE:   KFS) announced today that it will hold its Annual General Meeting on
April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the Design Exchange, 234 Bay
Street, Toronto. Kingsway will release its first quarter 2009 results and hold
its first quarter conference call on May 8, 2009.

    Annual Meeting

    An audio feed from the Annual General Meeting will be webcast live and
can be accessed through our website at www.kingsway-financial.com or directly
at http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2615800. A replay
will also be available using the above links following the meeting.
Presentation slides will be posted on the website.

    First Quarter Results and Conference Call

    On May 8, 2009, Kingsway will release its first quarter financial results
around 6:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) and will hold its quarterly conference call at
8:30 a.m. To access the call, please dial 1-800-731-5319 about five minutes
before the start of the call. An audio web cast will also be broadcast live
and can be accessed through our website at www.kingsway-financial.com or
directly at http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2616020.

    Annual Report

    Kingsway's Annual Report and Management Information Circular are
available on the Company's website. Annual reports have been mailed to
shareholders who requested them. Other investors may obtain hard copies of
these documents by contacting ir@kingsway-financial.com or Investor Relations,
7120 Hurontario Street, Suite 800, Mississsauga, Ontario, Canada, L5W 0A9.

    About the Company

    Kingsway Financial Services Inc. ("Kingsway") is a leading non-standard
automobile insurer and commercial automobile insurer in North 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, and
commercial automobile insurance. The Company operates through wholly-owned
insurance subsidiaries in Canada and the U.S. which it is currently
consolidating into three operating units to reduce overhead and strengthen its
competitive position. The Company also operates reinsurance subsidiaries in
Barbados and Bermuda. 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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For further information:

For further information: Shelly Gobin, Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer, Tel: (905) 677-8889, Fax: (905) 677-5008, Web Site:
www.kingsway-financial.com


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