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Press release from Marketwire

Clairvest Announces New Normal Course Issuer Bid

Monday, March 04, 2013

Clairvest Announces New Normal Course Issuer Bid19:05 EST Monday, March 04, 2013TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 4, 2013) - Clairvest Group Inc. (TSX:CVG) today announced that the Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted a notice filed by Clairvest of its intention to make a new normal course issuer bid. Clairvest's current normal course issuer bid expires on March 5, 2013. The notice provides that the Corporation may, during the 12 month period commencing March 6, 2013 and ending March 5, 2014, purchase on The Toronto Stock Exchange up to 756,204 common shares in total, being approximately 5% of the outstanding common shares. The average daily trading volume for the six months ending February 28, 2013 was 338 common shares. Daily purchases will be limited to 1,000 common shares, other than block purchase exceptions. Any shares purchased will be cancelled. The price which the Corporation will pay for any such shares will be the market price at the time of acquisition. The actual number of common shares which may be purchased and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by the Corporation. In total 3,429,895 common shares at a cost of approximately $35.3 million have been purchased under previous normal course issuer bids, 121,000 of which were purchased in the last 12 months. There were 15,124,095 common shares of the Corporation outstanding on March 1, 2013. The Corporation believes, depending upon future price movements and other factors, that its outstanding common shares may represent an attractive investment and a desirable use of a portion of its available funds.About ClairvestClairvest Group Inc. is a private equity management firm which invests its own capital, and that of third parties through the Clairvest Equity Partners limited partnerships, in businesses that have the potential to generate superior returns. In addition to providing financing, Clairvest contributes strategic expertise and execution ability to support the growth and development of its investee partners. Clairvest realizes value through investment returns and the eventual disposition of its investments.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Clairvest Group Inc.Maria KlyuevDirector, Investor Relations and Marketing(416) 925-9270(416) 925-5753 (FAX)www.clairvest.com