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StoneRiver Congratulates 2014 Excel Award Winners and Finalists

AUSTIN, TEXAS, Sept. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From its annual Summit client conference, StoneRiver, Inc., the trusted insurance technology partner with solutions across multiple business lines, today announced the winners of this year's StoneRiver Excel Awards. This is the seventh year of the StoneRiver Excel Awards, which are designed to recognize and celebrate companies that have achieved the highest level of excellence through the implementation of StoneRiver solutions.

With brand new award categories this year, the Excel Award-winning companies are recognized in one of the following categories: Community Champion, Industry Excellence, Partnership, and Trail Blazer.

Nominations were completed and submitted by StoneRiver clients and evaluated by analysts from Novarica and Strategy Meets Action, as well as by leaders and executives from StoneRiver. "Having an active customer community is important for software vendors like StoneRiver for getting great feedback and providing input on the direction of future software development. All nominees are to be commended for their participation and contributions to the StoneRiver user community," said Tom Benton, Principal at Novarica.

Four StoneRiver clients were recognized across the four categories and were presented with their Excel Award by StoneRiver's President and CEO, Gary Anderson.

The 2014 Excel Award Winners:
Community Champion Award
- Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Industry Excellence Award
- Athene Annuity and Life Company
Partnership Award
- Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
Trail Blazer Award
- SECU Life Insurance Company

"This year's Excel Awards program was quite competitive, making the task of determining one winner per category very difficult. The finalists of this year's program should be extremely proud of their achievements, and we appreciate their willingness to participate in the StoneRiver Excel Awards program," said Tom Chesbrough, SVP of Marketing, P &C Sales and Client Services.

The 2014 Excel Awards finalists:

Community Champion
- BrickStreet Insurance
- Central States Indemnity
- Shelter Insurance
Industry Excellence
- Arbella Insurance
- Cove Risk
- First National Bank of Omaha
- National Western Life
Partnership
- Amica Life Insurance Company and
Trail Blazer
- Cameron Insurance

"It is extremely important to StoneRiver that we celebrate the accomplishments and outstanding achievements of our clients. Each year, we are thrilled to hear their success stories about the use of StoneRiver products. We value their willingness to document their successes, and we are thankful to our clients for their ongoing partnership with StoneRiver," said Gary Anderson, President and CEO.

About StoneRiver, Inc.

StoneRiver delivers the industry's widest range of value-oriented technology solutions and services to insurance carriers, agents and broker-dealers. This versatile product group encompasses front-office, policy, claims, rating, underwriting, billing and reinsurance automation for all major business lines. Hundreds of companies of all sizes rely on StoneRiver software and processing solutions to achieve a competitive edge. Customer satisfaction and client success is the continuing goal, and is in large part achieved by maintaining and valuing strong, long-term customer relationships. Visit www.stoneriver.com for more info.

CONTACT: Emily Mertz Director of Marketing StoneRiver, Inc. 303-729-7500

Source:StoneRiver, Inc.