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Press release from CNW Group

EGI Financial announces resignation of officer

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

EGI Financial announces resignation of officer11:05 EDT Tuesday, August 03, 2010TORONTO, Aug. 3 /CNW/ - EGI Financial Holdings Inc. (TSX: EFH) announced today that Mark Sylvia has tendered his resignation as chief executive officer and a director of the Company's subsidiary, Echelon General Insurance Company, and his other positions within the EGI Financial group of companies, to pursue other interests.Mr. Sylvia has been an officer of EGI Financial and its predecessor companies since 2001. "I would like to express my sincere thanks to Mark for his many contributions to EGI Financial, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavours," said Douglas McIntyre, CEO of EGI Financial.About EGI FinancialFounded in 1997, EGI Financial operates in the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada and the United States, primarily focusing on non-standard automobile insurance and other niche and specialty general insurance products. EGI Financial's common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EFH.Forward-looking InformationThis news release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. This information includes, but is not limited to, statements about the operations, business, financial condition, priorities, targets, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of EGI Financial for 2010 and subsequent periods.This information is based upon certain material factors or assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a projection as reflected in the forward-looking information. By its nature, this information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific. A variety of material factors, many of which are beyond EGI Financial's control, affect the operations, performance and results of EGI Financial and its business, and could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in any of this forward-looking information.EGI Financial does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except as required by law. Additional information about the risks and uncertainties about EGI Financial's business is provided in its disclosure materials, including its annual information form, filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada, available at www.sedar.com.%SEDAR: 00022868EFor further information: Douglas E. McIntyre, Chief Executive Officer, EGI Financial Holdings Inc., Telephone: 905-214-7880