Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results and Announces a 67% Increase in the Cash Dividend

Quarterly Highlights

Reno, Nevada—February 22, 2017—Employers Holdings, Inc. (“EHI” or the “Company”) (NYSE:EIG) today reported net income and net income excluding the impact of the LPT of $35.5 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, and $32.6 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2016. Operating income was $31.3 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. The Company’s loss ratio before the LPT decreased 5.8 percentage points in the quarter. The Company’s commission expense ratio declined 0.9 percentage points and the underwriting and other operating expense ratio declined 0.6 percentage points, each compared to the previous year’s fourth quarter. We repurchased common shares worth $2.5 million in the fourth quarter.

For the full year 2016, net income was $106.7 million, or $3.24 per diluted share, and net income excluding the impact of the LPT was $90.1 million, or $2.73 per diluted share. Operating income was $83.0 million, or $2.52 per diluted share. The combined ratio was 91.8% while the combined ratio before the impact of the LPT was 94.1%. The accident year combined ratio before the impact of the LPT was 96.8%. During the year, we repurchased $21.1 million in common shares. The Company had approximately 32.1 million common shares outstanding as of December 31, 2016.

In addition, today EHI announced that the Board of Directors has voted to raise the Company’s quarterly dividend to $0.15 per share of common stock. This represents a 67% increase over the previous quarterly rate of $0.09 per share. The dividend is payable on March 22, 2017 to stockholders of record as of March 8, 2017

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Contact Information

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 www.employers.com and www.cerity.com for coverage availability.