SOURCE: World Assurance Group Inc.

October 15, 2009 16:15 ET

World Assurance Group (WDAS.OTC) Subsidiary Anav Holdings Corporation Announces Student Housing Data

Student Housing on the Rise at the University of Washington, Tacoma

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - World Assurance Group (PINKSHEETS: WDAS) announced today that according to the National Centre of Educational Statistics the rate of college enrollment immediately after high school completion increased from 49 percent in 1972 to 67 percent by 1997, but has since fluctuated between 62 and 69 percent. With approximately 75% to 80% of college freshmen living on-campus, noted by

WDAS announced on October 14, 2009 that it had signed a proposal to enter into a purchase agreement with Student Housing for a 15% participating interest in campus housing at the University of Washington in Tacoma, Washington. The project is a proposed 16-story mid rise tower overlooking the University of Washington, Tacoma campus, and the mountains. The project includes 64 quad living units, 104 dormitory style rooms and 13 resident advisor apartments for a total occupant count of 477. The site is located at Northwest corner of 21st and Fawcett in downtown Tacoma.

"These figures are exceptionally important to our Student development project at the University of Washington Tacoma, as currently there is no individual dorms for males and females separately for students," said Jonathan Morgan, President of World Assurance Group. "With enrollment trends at the University increasing at an average of 3% per year over the last five years, the need for immediate campus housing is paramount and led to our decision to sign the Letter of Intent with Student Housing."

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About World Assurance Group Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WDAS)

World Assurance Group 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.

About Student Housing LLC

Student Housing LLC proposes to develop residence and dormitory units at the University of Washington, Tacoma. The proposed development will include total occupancy of 477 units and is to be situated at the corners of 21st and Fawcett in downtown Tacoma.

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