Loring Ward International Ltd.

Loring Ward International Ltd.

August 05, 2005 18:00 ET

Loring Ward Announces Share Consolidation

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 5, 2005) - Loring Ward International Ltd. today announced that the consolidation of its common stock on the basis of one (1) share for each ten (10) shares, as recently approved by shareholders, is expected to take effect on August 9, 2005. This common share consolidation is intended to increase per-share value with the goal of creating broader market appeal for individual and institutional investors.

Letters of transmittal are expected to be sent to shareholders shortly by the Company's transfer agent. As previously advised, fractional shares are expected to be satisfied by scrip certificates that will be redeemable at the Company's option (based on market value as determined by the Company's Board of Directors).

About Loring Ward

Loring Ward International Ltd. provides wealth, career and life management services to some of America's most enterprising and successful individuals and families, primarily through its Family Office and Advisor Services businesses. It is an unlisted public company with principal operating subsidiaries in California and New York. The company's U.S. corporate offices are headquartered in New York. For more information, please visit www.loringward.com.

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