AmTrust Financial Announces 40% Increase to Quarterly Cash Dividend

AmTrust Financial Announces 40% Increase to Quarterly Cash Dividend

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
(Nasdaq:AFSI) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 40%
increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.14 per share of common stock
from $0.10 per share per common stock. The dividend will be payable on April
15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of April 1, 2013.

About AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., headquartered in New York City, is a
multinational insurance holding company, which, through its insurance
carriers, offers, specialty property and casualty insurance products,
including workers' compensation, commercial automobile and general liability;
extended service and warranty coverage.For more information about AmTrust,
visit www.amtrustgroup.com, or call AmTrust toll-free at 855.327.2223.

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CONTACT: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
        
         Investor Relations
        
         Elizabeth Malone CFA
         646.458.7924
         beth.malone@amtrustgroup.com
        
         Hilly Gross
         646.458.7923
         hilly.gross@amtrustgroup.com

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