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AmTrust Announces the Commencement of Public Offering of Common Stock

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFSI) (the "Company" or "AmTrust") today announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock, pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares. We intend to use a portion of the net proceeds from this offering to finance our previously announced Nationale Borg and Republic acquisitions. Other than in connection with these acquisitions, we currently intend to use the remainder of the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which includes working capital, capital expenditures and/or strategic acquisitions.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Citigroup will act as joint book-running managers of the offering.

The offering of these shares will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to this offering may be obtained, when available, from:

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC Citigroup
180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
New York, NY 10014 1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Telephone: (800) 831-9146

No Solicitation

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a multinational insurance holding company headquartered in New York City, offers specialty property and casualty insurance products, including workers' compensation, commercial automobile, general liability and extended service and warranty coverage through its primary insurance subsidiaries rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements as a result of significant risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, non-receipt of expected payments from insureds or reinsurers, changes in interest rates, a downgrade in the financial strength ratings of our insurance subsidiaries, the effect of the performance of financial markets on our investment portfolio, the amounts, timing and prices of any share repurchases made by us under our share repurchase program, our estimates of the fair value of our life settlement contracts, development of claims and the effect on loss reserves, accuracy in projecting loss reserves, the cost and availability of reinsurance coverage, the effects of emerging claim and coverage issues, changes in the demand for our products, our degree of success in integrating acquired businesses, the effect of general economic conditions, state and federal legislation, regulations and regulatory investigations into industry practices, risks associated with conducting business outside the United States, developments relating to existing agreements, disruptions to our business relationships with Maiden Holdings, Ltd., National General Holding Corp., ACP Re, Ltd., or third party agencies and warranty administrators, breaches in data security or other disruptions involving our technology, heightened competition, changes in pricing environments, and changes in asset valuations. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements except as may be required by law. Additional information about these risks and uncertainties, as well as others that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

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CONTACT: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Investor Relations Elizabeth Malone, CFA beth.malone@amtrustgroup.com 646.458.7924

Source:AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.