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Press release from CNW Group

EGI Financial Announces Board of Directors Appointments

Thursday, December 20, 2012

EGI Financial Announces Board of Directors Appointments10:20 EST Thursday, December 20, 2012TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - EGI Financial Holdings Inc. ("EGI") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Purves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Paul Little is retiring as Chairman but remains on the Board of Directors.EGI is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter Crawford and Mr. Angus Ross to the Board of Directors. Mr. Crawford and Mr. Ross are both currently Directors of Echelon General Insurance Company ("Echelon"), the Canadian insurance subsidiary of EGI. The changes take effect January 1, 2013, and are being implemented to more closely align the Board of Directors of EGI and Echelon, improving governance and efficiency. The biographies of the full Board of Directors can be viewed at the link below.www.egi.ca/senior.htmlAbout EGI FinancialFounded in 1997, EGI Financial operates in the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada, the United States and Europe, primarily focusing on non-standard automobile insurance and other specialty insurance products.SOURCE: EGI Financial Holdings Inc.For further information: Kathy Shulman Investor Relations Manager 905-214-7880 ir@egi.ca www.egi.ca