Loring Ward International Ltd.

Loring Ward International Ltd.

December 08, 2006 15:33 ET

Loring Ward Conditionally Approved for Listing on Toronto Stock Exchange

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 8, 2006) - Loring Ward International Ltd. announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has conditionally approved the listing of the common shares of the Company on the TSX. Listing is subject to the Company fulfilling all of the requirements of the TSX and delivering all required documentation to the TSX on or before February 27, 2007. While the Company anticipates listing early in 2007, there can be no assurance that all conditions will be met. The stock symbol "LW" has been reserved for the Company listing on the TSX.

"Many of our investors have requested an exchange listing of the Company's common shares in order to better facilitate trading, and it is an honour that we have been conditionally accepted for listing on Canada's senior equity market, the Toronto Stock Exchange," states Robert Herrmann, Chief Executive Officer of Loring Ward International Ltd.

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, regularly explores potential 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, 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 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.

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