American National Declares Quarterly Dividend

American National Declares Quarterly Dividend

GALVESTON, Texas, April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American National
Insurance Company's (Nasdaq:ANAT) board of directors declared a quarterly
dividend of 77 cents per share on its common stock, CUSIP #028591-105, at its
April 26, 2013 board meeting. In compliance with Nasdaq's applicable dividend
notice requirements, the dividend is payable June 21, 2013 to shareholders of
record as of the close of business on June 7, 2013. American National
Insurance Company has paid dividends to stockholders for more than 100
consecutive years.

American National Insurance Company (American National), headquartered in
Galveston, Texas was founded in 1905 and is licensed to conduct the business
of insurance in all states except New York. American National has been
evaluated and assigned the following ratings by nationally recognized rating
agencies: A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, third highest of 13 active
company ratings noted as "An excellent ability to meet their ongoing insurance
obligations" and A (Strong) by Standard & Poor's, sixth highest of 20 active
company ratings noted as "Strong capacity to meet financial commitments but
somewhat subject to adverse economic conditions."

American National is also a family of companies that has, on a consolidated
GAAP basis, $23.2 billion in assets, $19.3 billion in liabilities and $3.9
billion in stockholders' equity. The American National family of companies
offers a broad line of products and services, which include life insurance,
annuities, health insurance, credit insurance, pension products and property
and casualty insurance for personal lines, agribusiness, and targeted
commercial exposures. The American National family of companies operates in
all 50 states and its major insurance subsidiaries include American National
Life Insurance Company of Texas, American National Life Insurance Company of
New York, American National Property and Casualty Company, Standard Life and
Accident Insurance Company, Farm Family Life Insurance Company, Farm Family
Casualty Insurance Company and United Farm Family Insurance Company.

For more information, including company news and investor relations
information, visit the company's web site at

CONTACT: John J. Dunn, Jr. (409) 766-6063

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