Employers Holdings, Inc. Appoints Michael S. Paquette as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Office

Reno, Nevada – December 16, 2016 – Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EIG), America’s small business insurance specialist®, today announced the appointment of Michael S. Paquette as its executive vice president, chief financial officer, with responsibility for the Company’s Financial Reporting, Treasury, Corporate Planning, Investor Relations and Internal Audit Departments. Paquette’s employment with the Company will commence on January 1, 2017.

Paquette previously served as executive vice president, chief financial officer of Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. from 2008 to 2015 and chief financial officer of Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. from its inception in 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining Montpelier in 2007, Paquette spent 18 years with White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., and its subsidiaries, in various capacities including senior vice president, controller and 4 years with KPMG as an auditor. Paquette holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

“Michael brings strong experience in the areas of finance, treasury and business processes,” said Douglas D. Dirks, president and chief executive officer. “His solid leadership skills promote accounting and financial discipline and generate operating and reporting efficiencies which will drive the planning and execution of immediate and long-term financial strategies.”

“I am excited to be joining the EMPLOYERS organization,” said Michael Paquette. “I look forward to working with Doug Dirks and the entire EMPLOYERS team to profitably grow the business and drive shareholder value.”

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.