Kingsway Pays $22.1 Million to its Trust Preferred Trustees to Satisfy Entirety of Deferred Interest

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - (TSX: KFS, NYSE: KFS) Kingsway Financial Services Inc. ("Kingsway" or the "Company") today announced that it has paid $22.1 million to its Trust Preferred trustees to be used by the trustees to pay the interest which the Company has been deferring since the first quarter of 2011 pursuant to the contractual terms of its six outstanding Trust Preferred indentures. 

Larry G. Swets, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We have taken another step in showing our improved financial strength.  Since the first quarter of 2011, we have been deferring interest on the principal value of our subordinated debt.  This payment represents a significant step toward streamlining our capital structure and allowing us to devote all of our time and financial flexibility on long-term value creation." 

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."

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. Words such as "expects", "believes", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "seeks" and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect Kingsway management's current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements.  For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements, please refer to the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K.  Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Kingsway Financial Services Inc.


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