Ross Buchmueller, CEO of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies, Receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year(TM) Award

Ross Buchmueller, CEO of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies, Receives EY
Entrepreneur of the Year(TM) Award

PURE President & Founder Recognized for Entrepreneurial Excellence

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Ross
Buchmueller, President and CEO of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies, has
received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the financial services
category in New York. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who
demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation,
financial performance, risk and personal commitment to their businesses and
communities. Buchmueller was selected by an independent panel of judges and
honored at a gala event at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square on June 17th.

"It is a great privilege to be named Entrepreneur of the Year, particularly
among such a distinguished group of finalists," said Buchmueller. "I share
this award with my colleagues and others who share a commitment to delivering
exceptional service to the PURE membership."

At the center of the PURE Group is Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange
(PURE), the policyholder-owned property/casualty insurer designed for high net
worth individuals and families. Since it was founded in 2006, PURE's
membership of policyholders has steadily grown to more than 30,000 of the most
successful individuals and families across the United States. Under
Buchmueller's leadership, PURE has sustained seven consecutive years of at
least 40% annual growth, allocated $7,500,000 of policyholder surplus to its
members, and achieved a world-class Net Promoter Score®.

Now in its 28th year, the Entrepreneur of the Year program has honored the
inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks
Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. As a
New York award winner, Buchmueller is eligible for consideration for the
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several
national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall
Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs,
California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the
EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of
high-growth, market-leading companies.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for
entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it
encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes
the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership
and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind,
Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading
successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional,
national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60
countries.

About EY's Strategic Growth Markets practice

EY's Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth
companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide
perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM
delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of
companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking
companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting
high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business
climate. For more information, please visit us at
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About PURE

Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) is a policyholder-owned
insurer dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for responsible high
net worth individuals and families. PURE provides best-in-class, customizable
coverage throughout the U.S. for high-value homes, automobiles, jewelry, art,
personal liability, watercraft and flood. Inspired by some of the finest
policyholder-owned companies in the world, PURE emphasizes alignment of
interests and transparency. PURE's low cost of capital, careful member
selection, and proactive risk management all contribute to highly competitive
rates. As a member of The PURE Group, PURE is rated A- "Excellent" for
Financial Strength by A.M. Best. In return for a fee, PURE Risk Management,
LLC acts as Attorney-in-Fact for PURE. For more information or to find a local
agent, visit pureinsurance.com.

Editor's Notes:

Interviews with PURE's executives, agents and members may be coordinated upon
request.

Copies of the A.M Best Company report are available.

This material is descriptive only. The precise coverage offered is subject to
the terms and conditions of the policies issued. The rights and
responsibilities of members are subject to the Subscriber's Agreement and
Power of Attorney. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions.

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