TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 6, 2013) - Loyalist Group Limited ("Loyalist") (TSX VENTURE:LOY) is pleased to announce a major new student housing initiative.
Loyalist has commenced a fully operational pilot program offering housing to its students. The company has leased properties in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Halifax capable of housing 104 students. The properties are 100% presold for the first six months of 2014. The financial returns to Loyalist are extremely compelling. More importantly, we believe offering our students a full complement of services will further enhance our reputation as Canada's leading English-as-a-second-language (ESL) educator.
Loyalist CEO, Andrew Ryu, commented "we are listening to our students, many of whom worry about accommodation prior to arrival in Canada. We would rather our students' concentrate on their studies so we are offering safe and secure housing that meets Loyalist's best-in-class. Our shareholders will also be rewarded by this initiative, which has been contemplated for some time."
Mr. Ryu continued "If the pilot project is successful, which we fully expect, Loyalist will continue adding properties to ensure the needs of its students are met."
Loyalist Group Limited (the "Company") owns and operates private English as a Second Language (ESL) Schools, Career Colleges and Community Colleges in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Halifax.
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