SOURCE: Word Assurance Group Inc.

October 09, 2009 17:05 ET

World Assurance Group Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WDAS) Launches Credit and Distressed Real Estate Subsidiary Anav Holdings Corporation

New Operations Plan Global Distressed Real Estate Diversification

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 9, 2009) - World Assurance Group Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WDAS) announced today that it has embarked on a new direction by launching Anav Holdings Corporation.

Anav Holdings Corporation will be focused on distressed commercial and residential real estate opportunities within the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada. The investment strategy will focus primarily on investments in discounted and distressed properties and participating in opportunistic direct lending. Anav's distressed real estate team will utilize fundamental analysis to purchase distressed and technically discounted assets with target returns over 25% and significant downside assurance. The company plans to focus first on cash flowing commercial properties and apartment buildings which have come under considerable financial pressure.

"We see that the market is ripe with opportunity and we plan to capitalize on this downturn effect," said Mr. Jonathan Morgan, President of Anav Holdings Corporation. "The lack of credit facilities for small and medium commercial properties is where we intend to focus first," he added.

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About World Assurance Group Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WDAS)

World Assurance Group Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary Anav Holdings Corporation intends to participate in all areas of real estate transactions, including direct ownership, co-investment with other institutions or developers, as well as indirect participation through the acquisition of distressed debt and/or non-performing loans with the eventual goal of control of the underlying assets.

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