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AMERISAFE Announces Election of Michael Brown to Board of Directors

DERIDDER, La., Nov. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMERISAFE, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMSF), a specialty provider of high hazard workers' compensation insurance, announced today that Michael Brown has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors.

C. Allen Bradley, Jr., AMERISAFE's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Michael Brown to our Board of Directors. Michael has a broad range of financial services experience in a number of our key markets."

Jared A. Morris, the Chairman of AMERISAFE's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, said, "The Committee is pleased that Mr. Brown accepted our invitation to serve on the AMERISAFE Board. We believe that Michael's background and experience will be a great addition to our board."

Mr. Brown is currently Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Iberiabank Corp. He currently manages all of Iberiabank's retail and commercial banking operations in Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Alabama, Texas and Tennessee. Prior to joining Iberiabank in 1999, Mr. Brown was a managing director with Bank One Capital Markets. Mr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and holds an MBA from Tulane University.

About AMERISAFE

AMERISAFE, Inc. is a specialty provider of workers' compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, manufacturing, oil and gas and agriculture. AMERISAFE actively markets workers' compensation insurance in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

CONTACT: Michael Grasher, EVP & CFO AMERISAFE, Inc. 337-463-9052

Source:AMERISAFE, Inc.