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AMERISAFE Announces New SVP of Sales and Marketing

DERIDDER, La., March 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMERISAFE, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMSF), a specialty provider of high hazard workers' compensation insurance, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Morton as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Morton, a native of the Atlanta, Georgia area, comes to AMERISAFE from Employers' Services, Inc. where he served as Vice President of Sales Excellence within that organization. As the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AMERISAFE, Mr. Morton will be responsible for paving the strategy and implementation of future sales and growth within the organization. CEO Janelle Frost stated, "We're very excited about David and the talent he brings to our team. Acquiring him as a key member of our leadership team will help AMERISAFE continue to grow and prosper in our very competitive industry."

Prior to joining AMERISAFE, Mr. Morton's experience included sales and marketing roles in the insurance industry and in payroll services. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin University in Texas, Mr. Morton will assume his official duties on April 13, 2015.

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.