SOURCE: Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.

November 11, 2011 10:35 ET

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. Announces That American Platinum Has Written Its First Homeowners' Insurance Policies in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 11, 2011) - Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: UVE), a vertically integrated insurance holding company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, American Platinum Property and Casualty Insurance Company (APPCIC), has written its first homeowners' insurance policies in Florida. APPCIC currently writes homeowners' multi-peril and inland marine insurance on Florida homes valued in excess of $1 million, which are limits and coverages currently not available through its affiliate, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (UPCIC).

Sean Downes, chief operating officer, commented, "Our offering of homeowners' insurance through APPCIC, whose target market is different than UPCIC, provides us with additional opportunities in the state of Florida. Additionally, we believe our strong presence and knowledge within the Florida insurance market will serve APPCIC well as it seeks to grow."

About Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a vertically integrated insurance holding company, which through its subsidiaries, covers substantially all aspects of insurance underwriting, distribution, claims processing and exposure management. Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (UPCIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is one of the three leading writers of homeowners' insurance in Florida and is now fully licensed and has commenced its operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Hawaii. American Platinum Property and Casualty Insurance Company (APPCIC), also a wholly owned subsidiary, currently writes homeowners' multi-peril and inland marine insurance on Florida homes valued in excess of $1 million, which are limits and coverages currently not available through its affiliate UPCIC. For additional information on the Company, please visit our investor relations website at www.universalinsuranceholdings.com.

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