State National Companies Announces New Program Services Clients

State National Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNC), a leading specialty provider of property and casualty insurance services, today announced the addition of two significant clients in its Program Services business segment. These clients both bring existing books of business to State National, and combined, they produce approximately $200 million in annual premiums.

State National's Program Services business segment provides insurance fronting services that leverage the company's "A" (Excellent) A.M. Best rating, expansive licenses and reputation to provide access to the U.S. property and casualty insurance market in exchange for ceding fees.

"We are pleased to announce the addition of these two new fronting programs. These significant accounts demonstrate the success of our enhanced business development efforts which have also contributed to the steady growth in our Program Services business. The strong performance of our sales team, State National's proven experience and established reputation in this market and the increased interest for fronting relationships in the industry continues to drive our success. We welcome these new programs to State National and look forward to continuing the positive momentum that we have established as the preferred conduit between the distribution of insurance risk and capital," commented Terry Ledbetter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, State National Companies.

About State National Companies, Inc

State National Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNC) is a leading specialty provider of property and casualty insurance services operating in two niche markets across the United States. In its Lender Services segment, the Company specializes in providing collateral protection insurance, which insures personal automobiles and other vehicles held as collateral for loans made by credit unions, banks and specialty finance companies. In its Program Services segment, the Company leverages its "A" (Excellent) A.M. Best rating, expansive licenses and reputation to provide access to the U.S. property and casualty insurance market in exchange for ceding fees. To learn more, please visit www.statenational.com. State National routinely posts important Company information on its website.

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CONTACTS:State National Companies, Inc
David Hale, COO & CFO
817-265-2000

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Rick Black
713-529-6600

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