Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. Comments on A.M. Best's Decision to Place Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries Under Review

Oct 23, 2012, 15:58 ET from Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: MIG), provides an update in connection with A.M. Best's decision to place Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries under review.

Robert S. Cubbin, Meadowbrook President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are in the process of evaluating various reinsurance alternatives and other strategies designed to optimize our Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio.  We are cooperating and working with A.M. Best to address their concerns in a timely manner.  We have retained Willis Capital Markets & Advisory to assist us in reviewing our various strategies to respond to the current situation."

About Meadowbrook Insurance Group

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc., based in Southfield, Michigan, is a leader in the specialty program management market.  Meadowbrook includes several agencies, claims and loss prevention facilities, self-insured management organizations and seven property and casualty insurance underwriting companies, including one in Bermuda. Meadowbrook has thirty-four locations in the United States. Meadowbrook is a risk management organization, specializing in specialty risk management solutions for agents, professional and trade associations, and small to medium-sized insureds.  Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MIG". For further information, please visit Meadowbrook's corporate web site at

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements made by Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. in this release may constitute forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, those statements that include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," or similar expressions. Please refer to the Company's most recent 10-K, 10-Q, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings for more information on risk factors. Actual results could differ materially.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to the following: the frequency and severity of claims; uncertainties inherent in reserve estimates; catastrophic events; a change in the demand for, pricing of, availability or collectability of reinsurance; increased rate pressure on premiums; obtainment of certain rate increases in current market conditions; investment rate of return; changes in and adherence to insurance regulation; actions taken by regulators, rating agencies or lenders; obtainment of certain processing efficiencies; changing rates of inflation; and general economic conditions. Meadowbrook is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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