York Fire Launches Comprehensive Manufacturer Connection Product with Extensive US Sales Coverage

MISSISSAUGA, December 20, 2007 – York Fire and Casualty Insurance Company (York Fire) launched this week its Manufacturer Connection product – the latest in its collection of commercial product offerings. Designed to meet the needs of today’s manufacturing businesses and to accommodate US sales, this product provides practical and comprehensive insurance protection.

The Manufacturing Connection product is designed to cover a wide variety of manufacturing exposures including metal products, auto parts, machine manufacturing, machine shops, tool and die shops and many others. It includes many specialized coverages including Product Recall Expense, In-House Engineering, Professional Liability, Boiler and Machinery, Consequential Loss Assumption Clause, Penalties for Non-Delivery, Service Interruption and much more. “One of the features that makes our product so unique is the extensive amount of additional coverages provided at no extra cost,” states Jim Cutler, Vice President of Commercial Lines at York Fire & Casualty. “When you add these no-cost features to our already comprehensive policy coverage and limits, and then consider the extent to which we are able to accommodate US Sales…the result is a unique product offering for manufacturing businesses.”

York Fire’s Commercial Connection products are designed with the mid-market commercial client in mind. In addition to the new Manufacturer Connection product, York Fire offers Contractor Connection, Building Owner Connection and Garage Connection products. For most other commercial accounts, the Compact Connection endorsement is available.

About York Fire

A subsidiary of Kingsway Financial Services Inc., York Fire was founded in 1955. From its head office in Mississauga, Ontario, York Fire is the ‘standard’ insurance arm of Kingsway Financial, and offers insurance to protect consumers’ homes, cars and businesses through more than 200 brokers located throughout Ontario and Alberta. York Fire strongly believes in the value that an independent broker brings to the insurance transaction and is committed to working with brokers to preserve and strengthen their hold on the distribution of Property & Casualty products in Canada. www.york-fire.com.