United Fire Group (UFG) Appoints Chief Technology Officer

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Dec. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Fire Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:UFCS) (the "Company" or "UFG") announced the appointment of Brian Frese as chief technology officer, effective November 23, 2015. Frese brings more than 17 years of experience to UFG, including operational leadership and new technology implementation in the financial services industry.

Frese was most recently chief technology officer at Transamerica Corporation, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During his time at Transamerica Corporation, he specialized in application development management, change agent implementation, and the delivery of IT capabilities to support company goals.

Frese is a graduate of Iowa State University, and holds a bachelor-of-arts degree in psychology. Additionally, Computer Science Corporation honored him as a 2011 Life and Annuity Innovation Award Winner in Global Sourcing.

"Brian brings leadership capabilities to align our IT operations with our continued company growth," stated Mike Wilkins, executive vice president and chief operating officer. "We are pleased to welcome him as part of our management team."

About United Fire Group, Inc. (UFG).

Founded in 1946 as United Fire & Casualty Company, United Fire Group, Inc. (UFG), through its insurance company subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance and life insurance, as well as selling annuities. UFG is licensed in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia, and is represented by 1,200 independent agencies. The UFG pool is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. A subsidiary, United Life Insurance Company, is licensed in 37 states, and is represented by approximately 1,200 independent life agencies. Both entities are headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. UFCS shares trade on the NASDAQ global select stock market (NASDAQ:UFCS). For more information about UFG, visit www.ufgins.com.

Contact: Colleen Scholer Corporate Communications Manager 319-399-5622 (w), 319-981-0600 (c) cscholer@unitedfiregroup.com

Source:United Fire Group, Inc.