updated 4/12/2011 4:47:17 PM ET 2011-04-12T20:47:17

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading source of information about risk, announced today its board of directors has authorized an incremental $150 million of share repurchases under its share repurchase program. This amount is in addition to the share repurchase authorization of $150 million announced in September 2010.

Under the program, Verisk may repurchase shares in the open market or as otherwise may be determined by the company, subject to market conditions, business opportunities, and other factors. The company has no obligation to repurchase shares under the program and intends to use this authorization as a means of offsetting dilution from the issuance of shares under employee compensation and benefit plans.

This authorization has no expiration date and may be suspended or terminated at any time. Repurchased shares will be recorded as treasury stock but will be available for future reissuance.

About Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision-support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information, visit www.verisk.com .

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         Rich Tauberman
         MWW Group (for Verisk Analytics)
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         Investor Relations
         Eva Huston
         Head of Investor Relations
         Verisk Analytics, Inc.
         201-469-2142
         eva.huston@verisk.com

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