EMPLOYERS® Named Nevada Entrepreneur Award Recipient

Small Business Workers’ Compensation Insurance Specialists selected as one of Nevada’s “Hot Companies to Watch”

October 24, 2007 — RENO, Nev. — EMPLOYERS®, a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance to small, U.S. businesses, has been selected by In Business Las Vegas magazine to receive a Nevada Entrepreneur Award. EMPLOYERS is one of two companies headquartered in northern Nevada named by the magazine as “Hot Companies to Watch.” Ten southern Nevada companies also are scheduled to receive Nevada Entrepreneur Awards.

With historic roots in Nevada, EMPLOYERS is recognized as a workers’ compensation insurance industry leader. Inc. Magazine’s inaugural national listing of America’s 5,000 fastest growing companies also recently included EMPLOYERS. The workers’ compensation insurance company headquartered in Reno, Nev., has 13 offices in 11 states serving small business’s need for workers’ compensation insurance. The company completed an initial public offering (IPO) in February 2007 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:EIG).

President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas D. Dirks, who will accept the Nevada Entrepreneur Award Thursday, November 1, in Las Vegas, said, “The continued success of EMPLOYERS is due to the depth of experience and expertise within our company. Our history and Nevada roots, combined with our focus on serving small businesses, allow us to provide Nevada employers with the workers’ compensation service they need.”

Nevada Entrepreneur Award presentations will be held at the Palms Resort Thursday, November 1, sponsored by In Business Las Vegas, member of the Greenspun Media Group.

Contact Information

Media Contact: Lauren Meckstroth, The Abbi Agency
(775) 446-4678 or lauren@theabbiagency.com

Company Contact: Mike Paquette
(775) 327-2562 or mpaquette@employers.com

Investor Relations Contact: Adam Prior, The Equity Group, Inc.
(212) 836-9606 or aprior@equityny.com

About Employers Holdings, Inc.

EMPLOYERS® and America’s small business insurance specialist® are registered trademarks of EIG Services, Inc. Employers Holdings, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries that are specialty providers of workers’ compensation insurance and services focused on select, small businesses engaged in low-to-medium hazard industries. The Company operates throughout the United States, with the exception of four states that are served exclusively by their state funds. Insurance is offered through Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company and Cerity Insurance Company, all rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company. Not all companies do business in all jurisdictions. See employersstage.wpengine.com and www.cerity.com for coverage availability.