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American Safety Insurance Earns Spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

DANA POINT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Safety Insurance today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. The annual list was revealed September 11th at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.

Julia Davis, Chief Information Officer at American Safety Insurance, stated, “We are thrilled to be in the Top 250 with so many distinguished companies. The IT team has worked very hard to deliver critical business initiatives that have enabled the company to be more nimble and innovative in responding to our customers. The recognition from InformationWeek has been a major motivator to continue pursuing our innovation goals.”

“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Us:

For 25 years, American Safety Insurance Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:ASI), a Bermuda holding company, has offered innovative solutions outside the U.S. in the reinsurance and alternative risk markets through its subsidiaries, American Safety Reinsurance, Ltd. and American Safety Assurance, Ltd., and in the U.S. for specialty risks and alternative risk markets through its program administrator, American Safety Insurance Services, Inc., and insurance company subsidiaries and affiliates, American Safety Casualty Insurance Company, American Safety Indemnity Company, American Safety Risk Retention Group, Inc., American Safety Assurance (Vermont), Inc. As a group, ASI’s insurance subsidiaries and affiliates are rated “A” (Excellent) IX by A.M. Best. For additional information, please visit www.asih.bm. For additional information on ASI’s products or for contact information, please visit www.amsafety.com.

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Press Contact for InformationWeek:
Winnie Ng Schuchman, 631-406-6507
Vice President, Marketing
wng@techweb.com
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Press Contact for American Safety Insurance:
Patrick Driscoll, 770-916-1908
Media Relations
Patrick.Driscoll@amsafety.com

Source: American Safety Insurance Holdings, Ltd.