SOURCE: Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.

January 23, 2008 15:21 ET

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. Declares Ten Cent Cash Dividend

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. ("UIH") (AMEX: UVE), a vertically integrated insurance holding company, announced today that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.10 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on August 7, 2008 to shareholders of record as of July 9, 2008.

The board of directors' decision to increase the dividend by 11 percent from nine cents to ten cents reflects the Company's positive results and profits during the third quarter ended September 30, 2007, as detailed in its most recently filed Form 10-QSB with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Future cash dividend payments are necessarily subject to business conditions, the Company's financial position, and requirements for working capital and other corporate purposes. The Company's board of directors intends to evaluate the possibility of paying future dividends on a quarter-by-quarter basis.

About Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.

The Company is a vertically integrated insurance holding company operating solely in the state of Florida. Through its subsidiaries, the Company is currently engaged in insurance underwriting, distribution and claims. Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (UPCIC), which generates revenue from the collection and investment of premiums, is one of the top five leading writers of homeowners insurance in the state of Florida and has aligned itself with well respected service providers in the industry.

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