AMERISAFE Names Lead Director

DERIDDER, La., Nov. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMERISAFE, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMSF), a specialty writer of high hazard workers' compensation insurance, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has appointed Jared A. Morris to serve as lead independent director. Mr. Morris will also continue to serve as the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Among his key responsibilities as lead independent director, Mr. Morris will consult with the Chairman of the Board on the agenda for and schedule of meetings of the Board of Directors, serve as a liaison between the Chairman of the Board and the independent directors, and chair executive sessions of the Board's independent directors.

Allen Bradley, AMERISAFE's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "Jared Morris has served as a director since September 2005, immediately prior to the completion of our initial public offering. I am looking forward to working with him even more closely in his new role as lead director."


AMERISAFE, Inc. is a specialty provider of workers' compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking and agriculture. AMERISAFE actively markets workers' compensation insurance in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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CONTACT: G. Janelle Frost, EVP & CFO AMERISAFE, Inc. 337-463-9052