Loring Ward Introduces Structured Practice

    TORONTO, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - Loring Ward International Ltd. (TSX: LW)
announced today, the release of a dynamic new practice management resource for
the 700+ independent financial advisors who work with Loring Ward: Structured
    Based on decades of financial services experience and advisor best
practices, Structured Practice is a comprehensive, web-based source for ideas,
guidelines, tools and templates to help advisors run their practices more
efficiently and effectively.
    According to Susan Kornegay, CFP(R), Managing Director of Loring Ward's
Practice Consulting Group, "Structured Practice provides a structure or
framework to help advisors provide consistent, quality experiences for their
clients - as well as run their businesses better."
    From creating a mission statement to developing processes and standards
for working with clients to growing and managing a successful team, Structured
Practice features a wealth of flexible, customizable resources that can
benefit almost any advisor. It includes:

    1. Articles, worksheets, checklists, templates, videos and guides
    2. Ideas and best practices from the Loring Ward community of advisors
    3. Links to selected third-party resources

    The Structured Practice site is organized around the seven major
components of a successful advisory practice:

    -  Vision/Mission
    -  Client Advice Process
    -  Client Service Standards
    -  Business Planning
    -  New Business Development
    -  Practice Management
    -  Professional Development

    "Structured Practice is a natural complement to Loring Ward's Structured
Investing portfolios," said Robert P. Herrmann, Chief Executive Officer of
Loring Ward International Ltd. "Our objective is to free up our advisors to be
at the table with clients, providing advice. Having a well-run practice makes
that happen."
    The Structured Practice site is available only to advisors who work with
Loring Ward.

    About Loring Ward

    Loring Ward International Ltd. provides in its core business a turnkey
asset management program to some of America's most knowledgeable and
successful investment advisors and their clients. These services include
investment strategies and products, back office operational processing,
education and training, and business development support. The Company's U.S.
corporate offices are headquartered in New York. For more information, please
visit www.loringward.com.
    The Company, in the ordinary course of its business, may explore
potential proposals or be the recipient of proposals with respect to strategic
opportunities and transactions, which may include strategic joint venture
relationships, significant debt or equity investments in or by the Company,
the acquisition or disposition of material assets or business lines, mergers,
new products or services, new distribution methods and other similar strategic
opportunities or transactions. The Company's policy is generally not to
publicly disclose the pursuit of a potential strategic opportunity or
transaction unless and until a definitive binding agreement is reached. The
public announcement of such matters could potentially materially affect the
price or value of the Company's securities. As a result, there can be no
assurance that investors who buy or sell the Company's securities are doing so
at a time when the Company is not pursuing a particular strategic opportunity
or transaction that, if publicly disclosed, could materially affect the price
or value of the Company's securities.

    Information in this news release that is not current or historical
factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the
meaning of securities laws. Forward-looking statements may include those
relating to the Company's objectives and strategies, as well as statements of
our beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions. Implicit in this information
are assumptions regarding future revenue and expenses, economic conditions,
and the results of a pending lawsuit involving the Company, as well as our
business strategy, expectations, intentions, and other matters. These
assumptions may prove to be incorrect, and actual outcomes and results,
including the future operating results and economic performance of the
Company, may differ materially because of many factors, including those
discussed in this press release and in our other public filings. For more
information on these risks and uncertainties you should refer to our detailed
Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis, as well as a
broader description of certain challenges and risks facing the Company, all of
which is available at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking information contained in
this news release is based on our current estimates, expectations and
projections, which we believe are reasonable as of the current date. You
should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should
not rely upon this information as of any other date. The Company disclaims any
intention or obligation to update the information in this press release or
revise any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

For further information:

For further information: William Chettle, Phone: (212) 907-8063, E-mail:

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