Ayoub Named CIO Of The Year

EMPLOYERS®’ Paul Ayoub Honored as “2009 CIO of the Year” by the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

RENO, Nev. – October 7, 2009 – The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) has honored EMPLOYERS®’ Chief Information Officer Paul Ayoub with the “2009 CIO of the Year” award as part of its annual NCET Awards program, which recognizes Greater Reno-Tahoe’s top technology companies and technology entrepreneurs. Reno-based EMPLOYERS, America’s small business insurance specialist®, is a leading national workers’ compensation provider dedicated to helping small businesses run more productive, profitable businesses.

Ayoub will be recognized with other companies and individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in technology at the 2009 NCET Awards Dinner at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Oct. 14, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. Ayoub’s recognition as NCET’s “2009 CIO of the Year” is based on his years of experience and expertise in information technology and most recently the successful infrastructure integration of AmCOMP Incorporated, which EMPLOYERS acquired in late 2008.

EMPLOYERS’ footprint expanded from 11 to 30 states with the AmCOMP acquisition and required a quick, seamless integration of disparate IT infrastructure technology to enable the merged operations to maximize the strategic acquisition. Upon completing the AmCOMP acquisition, Ayoub led the seamless integration of multiple complex IT infrastructure including two Data Center moves, positioning EMPLOYERS for a smooth transition not only for the merged operations, but also for their highly valued insurance agents and policyholders. Under Ayoub’s leadership, the IT integration team swiftly delivered great value to the merged organization to effectively support mission critical operations and drive improved productivity across the company.

Ayoub has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Employers Insurance Company of Nevada and Employers Compensation Insurance Company since September 2004.

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.