FedNat Announces $15 Million Investment by Hale Partnership in Monarch National Insurance Company

SUNRISE, Florida, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FedNat Holding Company (Nasdaq: FNHC) (FedNat), a regional insurance holding company, has signed an agreement with Hale Capital Management LLC (Hale) under which funds managed by Hale will invest $15,000,000 at FedNat subsidiary National Monarch Insurance Company (MNIC), subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, FedNat it will also contribute additional capital to MNIC, further enhancing MNIC’s surplus position. Following his investment, Hale will become the majority owner of MNIC, with FedNat with a minority share.

Following the completion of the Hale transaction, which has been approved by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR), subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, MNIC will assume approximately 83,000 policies insuring Florida insured from another FedNat subsidiary, FedNat Insurance Company (FNIC), cash June 1, 2022. remaining from FNIC Florida the policies will be canceled from June 29, 2022. Upon cancellation of FNIC Florida policies, all unearned premiums will be remitted to policyholders in accordance with applicable law. FNIC currently has adequate assets available to repay all required unearned premiums. FedNat will also cancel the rest Florida policies of another subsidiary, Maison insurance company (Maison), effective June 30, 2022, subject to obtaining the corresponding regulatory approvals. All businesses underwritten by the Maison are currently in liquidation, and policyholders are sent non-renewal notices as their policies expire.

Policy servicing and claims administration with respect to policies transferred to MNIC will continue to be performed by a wholly owned subsidiary of FedNat. MNIC expects to obtain excess catastrophic loss reinsurance for the 2022-2023 storm season to protect its surplus in accordance with its historical reinsurance structure. MNIC anticipates that its reinsurance structure will provide adequate and responsible protection against multiple catastrophic events.

FedNat also announced that for all FNIC business underwritten in states other than Florida (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina Y Texas), which is underwritten through SageSure Insurance Managers (“SageSure”), the third-party managing general underwriter retained by FNIC, FNIC and SageSure intend to seek regulatory approval of a transaction under which July 1, 2022a partner of SageSure’s insurance company would assume all remaining FNIC policies in force in Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina Y Texas. Regarding the FNICs Louisiana policies, it is proposed that said policies be canceled by FNIC effective July 1, 2022and policyholders receive an offer of replacement coverage from a SageSure insurance partner that is effective upon cancellation of their FNIC policy.

About the company

FedNat Holding Company is an insurance holding company that controls substantially all aspects of the insurance underwriting, distribution and claims processes through our subsidiaries and contractual relationships with independent agents and general agents. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries FedNat Insurance Company Y National Monarch Insurance Company, is transitioning to providing homeowners insurance exclusively within the state of Florida. More information is available at https://www.fednat.com/investor-relations/.

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Michael H. Braun, CEO (954) 308-1322

Erick Fernandez, Interim CFO (954) 308-1341

Bernard Kilkelly, Investor Relations (954) 308-1409,

or investorrelations@fednat.com

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Source: FedNat Holding Company

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