AMERISAFE Announces Management Changes

AMERISAFE Announces Management Changes

DERIDDER, La., April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMERISAFE, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMSF)
a specialty provider of hazardous workers' compensation insurance, today
announced that G. Janelle Frost, currently the Company's Chief Financial
Officer, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, effective May 15, 2013.
Ms. Frost joined AMERISAFE in 1992, and has been CFO since November 2008.

The Company also announced that Michael Grasher will become Chief Financial
Officer.Mr. Grasher is currently SVP, Capital Markets and Investor Relations
of Fortegra Financial Corporation, a NYSE listed insurance services
company.Mr. Grasher is expected to join the Company in May 2013.

In addition, the Company announced that Geoff Banta, currently AMERISAFE's
President and COO, has advised the Company that he intends to retire in
December 2014.Mr. Banta joined the Company in 2003, and served as CFO during
the Company's initial public offering in 2005 as well as the Company's
secondary offering in 2006.

C. Allen Bradley, AMERISAFE's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
commented:"First, I would like to thank Geoff Banta for his many
contributions to the success of AMERISAFE, and his willingness to continue to
serve as President as Janelle Frost transitions to the role of COO.Janelle
has done a remarkable job leading our finance functions as CFO, as well as
serving as a key member of our executive management team.I look forward to
continuing to work closely with Janelle in her new role.Finally, I am very
pleased that Mike Grasher has accepted our offer to join AMERISAFE as CFO.We
have known Mike since 2006, when he was senior insurance research analyst with
Piper Jaffray.On behalf of the Board, we welcome Mike to AMERISAFE."


AMERISAFE, Inc. is a specialty provider of workers' compensation insurance
focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries,
principally construction, trucking, manufacturing and agriculture.AMERISAFE
actively markets workers' compensation insurance in 30 states and the District
of Columbia.

CONTACT: Kathryn Rowan, SVP, General
         Counsel and Secretary
         AMERISAFE, Inc.

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