Mike Wilkins, Chief Operating Officer of United Fire Group,

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Aug. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — United Fire Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFCS) (“UFG” or the Company) today announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Wilkins will retire on Friday, September 30. Mr. Wilkins has spent his entire career at UFG, holding several IT and underwriting roles before being named COO in 2014.

“Four decades with UFG has been a wonderful journey,” said Mr. Wilkins. “This company has provided so many career opportunities and the ability to work closely with great people as it has grown from a small organization to one that today operates in all 50 states and generates a revenue annual revenue of over $1 billion.”

In July, UFG named Kevin Leidwinger, Director of Insurance, as President and CEO. Kevin will succeed longtime CEO Randy Ramlo. Mr. Leidwinger will join the company on Monday August 22 and Mr. Wilkins will support the new management in the transition.

“The company is in good hands with Kevin as the new CEO, along with the expert team of employees and agents across the country,” Mr. Wilkins said. “UFG is poised for continued success, and I look forward to cheering him on in my retirement.”

“I want to thank Mike for his leadership and his many years with UFG,” said Jim Noyce, Chairman of UFG’s Board of Directors. “He led our teams through many technology changes over the years while executing a strategy that set us up for long-term growth and profitability.”

About UFG

Founded in 1946 as United Fire & Casualty Company, UFG, through its insurance company subsidiaries, is engaged in the underwriting of property and casualty insurance.

Through our subsidiaries, we are licensed as a property and casualty insurer in 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, and are represented by approximately 1,000 independent agencies. AM Best Company assigns a rating of “A” (Excellent) to members of the United Fire & Casualty Group.

For more information about UFG, visit www.ufginsurance.com or contact Investor Relations at [email protected]

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