updated 5/24/2011 10:17:28 AM ET 2011-05-24T14:17:28

ADVISORY, May 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Harleysville Group Inc. (HGIC), a leading super-regional provider of insurance products and services for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as for individuals, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to ring the closing bell.  

Michael Browne, Harleysville Group's president and CEO, will ring the closing bell in recognition of the company's 25th anniversary of "going public." Harleysville Group issued its initial public offering on May 23, 1986, and has been a member of NASDAQ ever since. Harleysville Group is currently listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market—a designation placing the company among the top third of all NASDAQ member companies.

Browne will be joined by members of the company's senior leadership team, as well as five employees who were chosen as the winners in a companywide essay contest in which they were asked to explain, "How my job pays dividends for me."

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contacts:

Harleysville Group Inc.
Randy Buckwalter
(215) 256-5288 (W)
(267) 718-3766 (C)
rbuckwalter@harleysvillegroup.com

NASDAQ MarketSite
Jen Knapp     
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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About Harleysville Group Inc. (HGIC):

Harleysville Insurance is a leading super-regional provider of insurance products and services for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as for individuals, and ranks among the top 70 U.S. property/casualty insurance groups based on net written premiums. As a Trusted Choice® company partner, Harleysville distributes its products exclusively through a network of independent agents primarily across 32 states. Harleysville is ranked #21 in the most recent InformationWeek 500, the publication's annual listing of the most innovative information technology organizations in the U.S., and has been included on the list in each of the last five years. Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company owns approximately 54 percent of Harleysville Group Inc. (Nasdaq:HGIC), a publicly traded holding company for eight regional property/casualty insurance companies collectively rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Harleysville Group is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, which is comprised of the top third of all NASDAQ member companies and has the highest initial listing standards of any exchange in the world based on financial and liquidity requirements. Harleysville Group has paid a dividend every quarter since the company went public in 1986, and was recognized with a 2010 Mergent Dividend Achiever Award for its long-term history of dividend increases. Further information can be found at www.harleysvillegroup.com .

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