Press Release /
June 6, 2011

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. Announces That American Platinum Has Received Approval of Rates

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwire – Jun 6, 2011) – Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (“Company”) (NYSE Amex: UVE) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, American Platinum Property and Casualty Insurance Company (APPCIC), has received approval of its rate filing from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. APPCIC intends to write homeowners’ multi-peril and inland marine insurance on Florida homes valued in excess of $1 million, which are limits and coverages currently not targeted by its affiliate, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (UPCIC).

About Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a vertically integrated insurance holding company which, through its subsidiaries, covers substantially all aspects of insurance underwriting, distribution, claims processing and exposure management. UPCIC is one of the five leading writers of homeowners’ insurance in Florida and is now fully licensed and has commenced its operations in Hawaii, North Carolina and South Carolina. For additional information on the Company, please visit our investor relations website at

Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. Such statements may include commentary on plans, products and lines of business, marketing arrangements, reinsurance programs and other business developments and assumptions relating to the foregoing. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Future results could differ materially from those described and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risk factors that could affect the Company’s operations and future results, refer to the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.

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