SOURCE: TNFG Corporation

October 20, 2010 16:37 ET

Terra Nova Financial Group Completes Asset Sale to Lightspeed Financial

CHICAGO, IL and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  TNFG Corporation, formerly Terra Nova Financial Group, Inc. (OTCBB: TNFG) and Lightspeed Financial, Inc. today announced that they have completed the transaction whereby Lightspeed has acquired 100% of the membership interest of Terra Nova Financial, LLC for a purchase price of approximately $27.6 million.

As previously announced, the purchase price of $27.6 million consists of an initial cash payment of $22.6 million and a $5.0 million promissory note bearing interest at a rate of 8% and due within six months of closing or the earlier release of clearing deposits held Terra Nova's clearing firm.

Based on TNFG's current estimates of its post-closing expenses, assets and liabilities, and taking into account the expected timing of the payment of the Lightspeed promissory note, TNFG estimates that it will have approximately $24 million to $27 million in cash available for distribution to its shareholders (approximately $0.95 - $1.07 per share). TNFG expects to make an initial distribution of cash soon after the closing of the sale of Terra Nova Financial and the dissolution of TNFG, with a further distribution being made in connection with the expected liquidation of TNFG following receipt of cash payment on the Lightspeed promissory note.

About Lightspeed Financial, Inc.
Headquartered in New York City, Lightspeed Financial operates through three wholly-owned subsidiaries:

Lightspeed Trading, LLC operates as a fully disclosed introducing broker-dealer and FINRA and NFA member. The Company offers securities and direct access brokerage, trading and advanced order routing services to their clients utilizing Lightspeed's software products.

Lightspeed Technologies, LLC serves as the Company's technology development subsidiary. Lightspeed develops and operates Lightspeed Trader, Lightspeed's Direct Market Access trading software application; Lightspeed Gateway, Lightspeed algorithmic trading offering; Lightspeed Risk, a real-time risk management application; and Lightspeed Admin, Middle Office Technology suite. Utilizing a number of proprietary technologies, Lightspeed offers these products and more to broker-dealers, institutional entities and professional traders.

Lightspeed Education, LLC delivers educational products to the Lightspeed Trading, LLC customer community. These products include third party educational tools, webinars and the Lightspeed Spotlight social community.

Lightspeed Financial, Lightspeed Technologies, Lightspeed Trading, Lightspeed Education and the Lightspeed logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lightspeed Financial, Inc.

About TNFG Corporation, formerly Terra Nova Financial Group, Inc.
TNFG Corporation trades under the stock symbol "TNFG" and is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board.

Forward-looking statements

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    Murrey Wanstrath