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May 4, 2010

Clairvest Announces New Normal Course Issuer Bid

Toronto, Ontario (March 4, 2010) – Clairvest Group Inc. (TSX:CVG) today announced that the Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted a notice filed by Clairvest of its intention to make a new normal course issuer bid. Clairvest’s current normal course issuer bid expires on March 5, 2010. The notice provides that the Corporation may, during the 12 month period commencing March 6, 2010 and ending March 5, 2011, purchase on The Toronto Stock Exchange up to 797,678 common shares in total, being approximately 5% of the outstanding common shares. The average daily trading volume for the six months ending February 26, 2010 was 994 common shares. The daily repurchase restriction during the course of the bid is 1,000 common shares. Any shares purchased will be cancelled. The price which the Corporation will pay for any such shares will be the market price at the time of acquisition. The actual number of common shares which may be purchased and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by the Corporation. In total 2,544,424 common shares at a cost of approximately $21.86 million have been purchased under previous normal course issuer bids, none of which were purchased in the last 12 months. There were 15,953,566 common shares of the Corporation outstanding on February 26, 2010.
The Corporation believes, depending upon future price movements and other factors, that its outstanding common shares may represent an attractive investment and a desirable use of a portion of its available funds.

About Clairvest

Clairvest Group Inc. is a Canadian merchant bank that invests its own capital, and that of third parties through Clairvest Equity Partners funds, in businesses that have the potential to generate superior returns. In addition to providing financing, Clairvest contributes strategic expertise and execution ability to support the growth and development of its investee partners. Clairvest realizes value through investment returns and the eventual disposition of its investments.

For further information, please contact:

Caroline Montminy
Director, Investor Relations and Marketing
Clairvest Group Inc.
Tel: (416) 925-9270
Fax: (416) 925-5753