Navigators Announces Title Sponsorship of Stamford KIC IT Triathlon to benefit Kids in Crisis

Navigators Announces Title Sponsorship of Stamford KIC IT Triathlon to benefit
Kids in Crisis

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Navigators Group, Inc.
(NASDAQ:NAVG) announced today its five-year partnership with Connecticut
nonprofit Kids in Crisis, in which it will become the title sponsor of the
newly-named Navigators Stamford KIC IT Triathlon. The triathlon, in which 600
athletes take part in Stamford each June, is an Olympic-distance event
consisting of a 1.5k swim in Long Island Sound, a 40k bike ride, and a 10k run
through the streets of downtown Stamford. Navigators headquarters moved from
Rye Brook, NY to Stamford, CT in September 2013.

"At Navigators, we believe that part of a corporation's responsibility is to
be a meaningful and active part of the communities in which we work and
conduct business," said Stanley A. Galanski, President and CEO of The
Navigators Group, Inc. "We are so delighted to be able to partner with such an
important Connecticut cause as Kids in Crisis. The triathlon finishes just a
few blocks from our new corporate headquarters and we feel fortunate to be
able to sponsor an organization that gives so much to our community."

"Kids in Crisis is thrilled to partner with such a philanthropic-minded
company as Navigators," said Shari Shapiro, Executive Director of Kids in
Crisis. "Net proceeds raised from this event enables Kids in Crisis to provide
a structured, nurturing, home-like environment for children when respite is
needed, and deliver successful prevention programs for families throughout
Connecticut. The Navigators Stamford KIC IT Triathlon is a wonderful way to
bring together the local community and spread awareness about the services
Kids in Crisis provides."

The Stamford KIC  IT Triathlon  was created in  2008 to  support the  services 
offered by  Kids  in Crisis.  Since  its  introduction, the  Stamford  KIC  IT 
Triathlon has grown into an outstanding athletic event attracting  competitors 
from across the country, while maintaining  a special focus on offering a  fun 
family experience. The success of the Stamford KIC IT Triathlon has been  made 
possible  by  great  support  from  area  businesses,  individuals,  and  City 
government. More than 30 members of the community--residents, business owners,
athletes and corporate executives--collaborate throughout the year to  produce 
this  noteworthy  event.   For  more  information   and  to  register,   visit 
www.kicittriathlon.com.

Kids  in   Crisis   (www.kidsincrisis.org)   is   Connecticut's   only   free, 
round-the-clock agency  providing  emergency shelter,  crisis  counseling  and 
community educational programs for children  of all ages and families  dealing 
with a  wide range  of  crises--domestic violence,  mental health  and  family 
problems, substance abuse, economic difficulties and more. Since its  founding 
in 1978, Kids in Crisis has helped more than 118,000 Connecticut children  and 
families.

The Navigators Group, Inc.is an international specialty insurance holding
company with insurance company operations, underwriting management companies,
and operations at Lloyd's. With its corporate headquarters in Connecticut and
insurance operations based in New York and London, Navigators has offices in
major insurance centersin the United States, the United Kingdom and
Continental Europe, as well as representatives in China and Brazil.

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Whenever used in this
release, the words "estimate," "expect," "believe," "may," "will," "intend,"
"continue" or similar expressions are intended to identify such
forward-looking statements. We cannot assure that results that we anticipate
will be achieved, since results may differ materially because of known and
unknown risks and uncertainties that we face. Please refer to Navigators' most
recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q and its other filings with theSecurities and
Exchange Commissionfor a description of Navigators' business and the
important factors that may affect that business. Navigators undertakes no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

CONTACT: Taha Ebrahimi
         (212) 613-4288
         tebrahimi@navg.com
        
         www.navg.com

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