Homeowners Choice Issues Statement on Hurricane Matthew

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE:HCI) and a leading provider of homeowners insurance in Florida, has issued an initial assessment of losses from Hurricane Matthew, which skirted the east coast of Florida last week, before making landfall in South Carolina.

The company stated that its preliminary estimates indicate losses related to Hurricane Matthew will fall below $50 million and will not trigger reinsurance recoveries from outside of HCI Group.

About HCI Group, Inc.
HCI Group, Inc. owns subsidiaries engaged in diverse, yet complementary business activities, including homeowners insurance, reinsurance, real estate and information technology. The company’s largest subsidiary, Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Inc., is a leading provider of property and casualty insurance in the state of Florida.

The company’s common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “HCI” and are included in the Russell 2000 and S&P SmallCap 600 Index. Its 8% Senior Notes trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “HCJ.” For more information about HCI Group, visit www.hcigroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “confident,” “prospects” and “project” and other similar words and expressions are intended to signify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and conditions but rather are subject to various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance, for example, that weather related losses will not be larger than expected. Some of these risks and uncertainties are identified in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should any risks or uncertainties develop into actual events, these developments could have material adverse effects on the company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. HCI Group, Inc. disclaims all obligations to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Company Contact:
Kevin Mitchell, Vice President of Investor Relations
HCI Group, Inc.
(813) 405-3603
kmitchell@hcigroup.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Michael Koehler
Liolios Group, Inc.
(949) 574-3860
hci@liolios.com

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