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Homeowners Choice Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend on Its Common Shares

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TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Homeowners Choice, Inc. (NYSE:HCI), a Florida-based insurance holding company, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend in the amount of 22.5 cents per common share for the first quarter of 2013. The dividend will be paid March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record on the close of business February 15, 2013.

About Homeowners Choice, Inc.

Homeowners Choice, Inc. is a Florida-based insurance holding company headquartered in Tampa. Through its subsidiary corporations, Homeowners Choice provides property and casualty homeowners' insurance, condominium owners' insurance and tenants' insurance. The company's common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "HCI" and are included in the Russell 2000 Index. Its Series A, cumulative redeemable preferred shares trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "HCIIP." More information about Homeowners Choice is available at www.hcpci.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Suzie Boland RFB Communications Group 813.259.0345 sboland@rfbcommunications.com Investor Relations Contact: Jay Madhu Homeowners Choice, Inc. 813.405.3660 jmadhu@hcpci.com

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