AMERISAFE Appoints Janelle Frost President

AMERISAFE Appoints Janelle Frost President

Announces Plan to Redomesticate Insurance Subsidiaries

DERIDDER, La., Sept. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMERISAFE, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMSF)
a specialty provider of hazardous workers' compensation insurance, today
announced that G. Janelle Frost, the Company's Chief Operating Officer, has
been appointed to the additional position of President of the Company,
succeeding Geoff Banta. Ms. Frost joined AMERISAFE in 1992.

C. Allen Bradley, AMERISAFE's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"In April, we announced Janelle Frost's promotion to Chief Operating Officer
in conjunction with Geoff Banta's decision to retire at the end of 2014.The
transition of responsibilities is progressing very well and her appointment as
President is the logical next step."

AMERISAFE also announced that the Company intends to redomesticate two of its
three insurance subsidiaries from Louisiana to Nebraska.This change is
expected to occur before the end of 2013, subject to receipt of customary
regulatory approvals.In connection with the redomestication, AMERISAFE will
open a new office in Omaha, which will serve as the headquarters for American
Interstate and Silver Oak.AMERISAFE's corporate headquarters will remain in
DeRidder, Louisiana.

Mr. Bradley commented, "AMERISAFE currently writes insurance in 30 states and
the District of Columbia.As the company expanded its geographic footprint,
particularly in the Midwest, growth outside of Louisiana exceeded the growth
inside the state.The redomestication of two of our insurance subsidiaries is
expected to significantly lower the $3.8 million in insurance retaliatory
taxes the company paid in 2012."

He continued, "This has not been an easy decision.AMERISAFE has had an
excellent working relationship with the Louisiana Insurance Department for
more than 20 years.The Nebraska Insurance Department has an excellent
reputation, and the state is well known for its favorable regulatory
environment.There are more than 100 insurance companies domiciled in
Nebraska, including the insurance subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual
of Omaha and AFLAC among others.As part of his evolving role, Geoff Banta
will spearhead the redomestication effort.We believe this is the right time
to make this transition."

About AMERISAFE

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

Forward Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts, including
statements accompanied by words such as "will," "believe," "anticipate,"
"expect," "estimate," or similar words are forward-looking statements within
the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding
AMERISAFE's plans and performance.These statements are based on management's
estimates, assumptions and projections as of the date of this release and are
not guarantees of future performance and include statements regarding
management's views and expectations regarding (a) the benefits of
redomesticating two of AMERISAFE's insurance subsidiaries (b) the ability to
obtain the necessary regulatory approvals to effect the redomestication of
these insurance subsidiaries and (c) the cost savings that are anticipated to
result from this change.Actual results may differ materially from the results
expressed or implied in these statements as the results of risks,
uncertainties and other factors including the factors set forth in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including
AMERISAFE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
2012.AMERISAFE cautions you not to place undue reliance on the
forward-looking statements contained in this release.AMERISAFE does not
undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise
after the date of this release.

CONTACT: Michael Grasher, EVP & CFO
         AMERISAFE, Inc.
         337-463-9052

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