Erie Indemnity Company Reports Re-Election of Incumbent Directors And Executive Officers

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Erie Insurance Group

    ERIE, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The shareholders of Erie Indemnity
 Company (Nasdaq: ERIE) yesterday re-elected as directors all of the nominees
 recommended by the nominating committee.  The persons re-elected to the Board
 of Directors are:
 
     --  Samuel P. Black III, President, Treasurer and Secretary of Samuel P.
         Black & Associates, Inc.
 
     --  J. Ralph Borneman Jr., President  and Chief Executive Officer of
         Body-Borneman Associates, Inc.
 
     --  Patricia Garrison-Corbin, Founder, President & Chief Executive
         Officer of P.G. Corbin & Company, Inc.
 
     --  Susan Hirt Hagen, Co-trustee of H.O. Hirt Trusts
 
     --  F. William Hirt, Co-trustee of H.O. Hirt Trusts; Chairman of the
         Board of Erie Indemnity
 
     --  Samuel P. Katz, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Philadelphia First;
         Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Sports
         Partners, LLC; Managing Partner, Wynnefield Capital Advisors, Inc.
 
     --  Claude C. Lilly III, Dean, Belk College of Business Administration,
         University of North Carolina Charlotte
 
     --  Stephen A. Milne, President and CEO of Erie Indemnity
 
     --  Henry N. Nassau, Managing Director, General Counsel and Secretary,
         Internet Capital Group, Inc.
 
     --  John M. Petersen, Retired President and CEO of Erie Indemnity
 
     --  Jan R. Van Gorder, Senior Executive Vice President, Secretary and
         General Counsel of Erie Indemnity
 
     --  Robert C. Wilburn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gettysburg
         National Battlefield Museum Foundation; Distinguished Service
         Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
 
     F. William Hirt, chairman of the Erie Indemnity Company board of
 directors, congratulated the directors and the management of the company on
 another outstanding year.
     "The Erie Indemnity Company continues to prosper under the leadership of
 Steve Milne and our executive officers," said Mr. Hirt.  "By staying true to
 the company's founding principle, they have been able to deliver exceptional
 results."
     "Having our service recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as tops in the
 nation among agency represented companies is a real tribute to the efforts of
 our dedicated family of employees and agents," said Mr. Milne.  "ERIE's
 continued success is a result of their daily commitment to our service
 emphasis."
     Mr. Milne also noted that Susan Hirt Hagen withdrew from consideration at
 the annual meeting five shareholder proposals she had outlined in a Schedule
 13D submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 12, 2001.
     At the board of directors meeting immediately following the Annual
 Shareholders Meeting, the board unanimously re-elected the current executive
 management team of the company and re-elected F. William Hirt as chairman of
 the board. The executive officers re-elected are:
 
     --  Stephen A. Milne, CIC, President and Chief Executive Officer
 
     --  Jan R. Van Gorder, Esq., Senior Executive Vice President, Secretary
         and General Counsel
 
     --  Philip A. Garcia, CPA, FLMI, ACS, Executive Vice President and Chief
         Financial Officer
 
     --  Jeffrey A. Ludrof, CPCU, AIC, CIC, LUTCF, Executive Vice President,
         Insurance Operations
 
     Erie Indemnity Company is the principal management company for the member
 companies of the Erie Insurance Group, which includes the Erie Insurance
 Exchange, Flagship City Insurance Company, Erie Insurance Company, Erie
 Insurance Property and Casualty Company, Erie Insurance Company of New York
 and Erie Family Life Insurance Company.
     According to A. M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie,
 Pennsylvania, is the 18th largest private passenger automobile insurer in the
 United States based on direct premiums written and the 29th largest
 property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net
 premium written. The Group, whose home office is located in Erie,
 Pennsylvania, has more than 3.1 million policies in force and operates in 10
 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance is rated A++ (superior) by
 A.M. Best Company and is listed in Ward's Top 50 for financial security and
 stability.
 
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SOURCE Erie Insurance Group
    ERIE, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The shareholders of Erie Indemnity
 Company (Nasdaq: ERIE) yesterday re-elected as directors all of the nominees
 recommended by the nominating committee.  The persons re-elected to the Board
 of Directors are:
 
     --  Samuel P. Black III, President, Treasurer and Secretary of Samuel P.
         Black & Associates, Inc.
 
     --  J. Ralph Borneman Jr., President  and Chief Executive Officer of
         Body-Borneman Associates, Inc.
 
     --  Patricia Garrison-Corbin, Founder, President & Chief Executive
         Officer of P.G. Corbin & Company, Inc.
 
     --  Susan Hirt Hagen, Co-trustee of H.O. Hirt Trusts
 
     --  F. William Hirt, Co-trustee of H.O. Hirt Trusts; Chairman of the
         Board of Erie Indemnity
 
     --  Samuel P. Katz, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Philadelphia First;
         Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Sports
         Partners, LLC; Managing Partner, Wynnefield Capital Advisors, Inc.
 
     --  Claude C. Lilly III, Dean, Belk College of Business Administration,
         University of North Carolina Charlotte
 
     --  Stephen A. Milne, President and CEO of Erie Indemnity
 
     --  Henry N. Nassau, Managing Director, General Counsel and Secretary,
         Internet Capital Group, Inc.
 
     --  John M. Petersen, Retired President and CEO of Erie Indemnity
 
     --  Jan R. Van Gorder, Senior Executive Vice President, Secretary and
         General Counsel of Erie Indemnity
 
     --  Robert C. Wilburn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gettysburg
         National Battlefield Museum Foundation; Distinguished Service
         Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
 
     F. William Hirt, chairman of the Erie Indemnity Company board of
 directors, congratulated the directors and the management of the company on
 another outstanding year.
     "The Erie Indemnity Company continues to prosper under the leadership of
 Steve Milne and our executive officers," said Mr. Hirt.  "By staying true to
 the company's founding principle, they have been able to deliver exceptional
 results."
     "Having our service recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as tops in the
 nation among agency represented companies is a real tribute to the efforts of
 our dedicated family of employees and agents," said Mr. Milne.  "ERIE's
 continued success is a result of their daily commitment to our service
 emphasis."
     Mr. Milne also noted that Susan Hirt Hagen withdrew from consideration at
 the annual meeting five shareholder proposals she had outlined in a Schedule
 13D submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 12, 2001.
     At the board of directors meeting immediately following the Annual
 Shareholders Meeting, the board unanimously re-elected the current executive
 management team of the company and re-elected F. William Hirt as chairman of
 the board. The executive officers re-elected are:
 
     --  Stephen A. Milne, CIC, President and Chief Executive Officer
 
     --  Jan R. Van Gorder, Esq., Senior Executive Vice President, Secretary
         and General Counsel
 
     --  Philip A. Garcia, CPA, FLMI, ACS, Executive Vice President and Chief
         Financial Officer
 
     --  Jeffrey A. Ludrof, CPCU, AIC, CIC, LUTCF, Executive Vice President,
         Insurance Operations
 
     Erie Indemnity Company is the principal management company for the member
 companies of the Erie Insurance Group, which includes the Erie Insurance
 Exchange, Flagship City Insurance Company, Erie Insurance Company, Erie
 Insurance Property and Casualty Company, Erie Insurance Company of New York
 and Erie Family Life Insurance Company.
     According to A. M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie,
 Pennsylvania, is the 18th largest private passenger automobile insurer in the
 United States based on direct premiums written and the 29th largest
 property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net
 premium written. The Group, whose home office is located in Erie,
 Pennsylvania, has more than 3.1 million policies in force and operates in 10
 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance is rated A++ (superior) by
 A.M. Best Company and is listed in Ward's Top 50 for financial security and
 stability.
 
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