AssuredPartners NL Acquires Buckley & Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Stephanie Johnson
AssuredPartners NL
(513) 624-1725
stephanie.johnson@neacelukens.com

AssuredPartners NL, an AssuredPartners company, acquires Kentucky-based Buckley & Company insurance agency

Acquisition expands AssuredPartners NL’ operations in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. – April 11, 2013 — AssuredPartners, Inc., through its AssuredPartners NL subsidiary, has completed the acquisition of Buckley & Company, an independent insurance agency based in Lexington, Ky. The Buckley & Company office will merge with the existing AssuredPartners NL Lexington branch located at 2416 Sir Barton Way.

Formed in 1896, Buckley & Company provides commercial insurance for small businesses, personal insurance, and life, health and employee benefits insurance. More than ten Buckley & Company associates will join AssuredPartners NL and remain in their current positions. Biff Buckley, current Buckley & Company president, will also join AssuredPartners NL.

“We’ve developed deep roots in the Lexington community by emphasizing strong client
relationships and practical insurance solutions,” said Biff Buckley, president of Buckley &
Company. “As part of AssuredPartners NL, we look forward to strengthening these roots by offering a broader selection of insurance products and enhanced support resources to our clients.”

Buckley & Company’s current product offerings in commercial and personal insurance lines and employee benefits complement AssuredPartners NL’ core insurance product offerings.

“As we continue our expansion efforts with AssuredPartners, we look for agencies that share AssuredPartners NL’ values and commitment to excellence,” said Larry Schaefer, president and COO of AssuredPartners NL. “Buckley & Company has served the Lexington community for more than 100 years with innovative insurance plans and trusted client relationships. We welcome our newest associates to the growing Lexington office.”

The AssuredPartners NL Lexington office will now have more than 40 agents and staff members with the addition of the Buckley & Company associates, operating under the direction of Bryan Raisor, managing director.

“The AssuredPartners growth strategy is to build our presence in new and existing markets,” said Tom Riley, president and COO at AssuredPartners, Inc. “With the addition of Buckley & Company, we continue to strengthen the AssuredPartners NL presence in Kentucky and grow the national AssuredPartners footprint.”

ABOUT AssuredPartners NL

AssuredPartners NL, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 700
employees operating in 30 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan,
Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina. AssuredPartners NL corporate headquarters are located in Louisville, Ky., at 2305 River Rd. AssuredPartners NL became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September 2011. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. AssuredPartners NL can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

ABOUT ASSUREDPARTNERS, INC

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $230 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at (407) 708-0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.

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