SOURCE: Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.

August 17, 2011 17:32 ET

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. Announces That UPCIC Has Received Approval of Homeowners' Rates and Forms in Georgia

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. ("Company") (NYSE Amex: UVE) announced that the Georgia department of insurance approved the homeowners' rates and forms of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company ("UPCIC"). UPCIC expects to begin to write homeowners' insurance in Georgia in the near future.

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 operating in Hawaii, North Carolina and South Carolina. For additional information on the Company, please visit our investor relations website at www.universalinsuranceholdings.com.

Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
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