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Applied Systems Presents $30,000 Donation to InVEST

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Systems announced that the company has donated $30,000 to InVEST, a program dedicated to promoting insurance education and career opportunities in the insurance industry to students. The donation is part of Applied Systems' ongoing support of InVEST and the organization's important mission.

"Applied Systems' commitment to the InVEST program with this generous gift of $30,000 will help create a career path for the next generation of insurance professionals through financial literacy, insurance education and scholarships," said Bob Rusbuldt, CEO and president, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. "Companies, educators, volunteers, agents and industry leaders, like the dedicated professionals at Applied Systems, are key to the success of the InVEST program. We applaud and thank them for their commitment to this critical program."

Reid French, CEO, Applied Systems, announced the donation during a keynote presentation at TENCon 2013, the flagship conference for Applied Systems software users held this month and attended by more than 2,200 insurance industry professionals. The contribution to InVEST coincides with Applied Systems' 30th anniversary this year and reflects the company's continued commitment to investing in the future of the insurance industry.

"The business of insurance is changing, and the need to continually attract highly-skilled talent to careers in the insurance industry is vitally important to our industry," said Reid French, CEO, Applied Systems. "InVEST is helping to shape the future of our industry through school-based insurance literacy and career resource programs designed to attract new talent to the insurance industry. We are very proud to continue our support and partnership with this outstanding organization."

InVEST is solely funded by contributions from insurance agencies, carriers, vendors, organizations and individuals. A longtime InVEST advocate, Applied Systems also donates software for use in insurance education courses and has supported InVEST with awareness-building media campaigns.

About Applied Systems

Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. The company is recognized as a pioneer in agency and brokerage management systems and data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems software enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most. To learn more, please visit www.appliedsystems.com.

CONTACT: Matt Fogt Applied Systems, Inc. mfogt@appliedsystems.com 800.999.5368 ext. 33015

Source: Applied Systems