Bristol West Launches Select 2.0 in Arkansas

DAVIE, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Bristol West Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has begun writing private passenger automobile insurance in Arkansas. Bristol West entered Arkansas by deploying Select 2.0, its highly segmented insurance product that utilizes the Company’s proprietary credit model and proprietary symbol set. With the addition of Arkansas, Bristol West now writes insurance in twenty-four states.

Jeffrey J. Dailey, Bristol West’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very pleased to be able to offer independent agents and insurance consumers in Arkansas, the 31st largest auto insurance market in the United States, additional choices for their auto insurance needs. Consistent with our overall strategy, our roll-out in Arkansas includes the deployment of our most advanced product, Select 2.0, and our proprietary point-of-sale underwriting platform”.

In Arkansas, as in all states where the Company conducts business, Bristol West writes insurance only through independent producers. Bristol West is looking to appoint additional qualified agents in Arkansas to distribute its products. Agency principals interested in information leading up to a possible appointment should contact Vince Vari, Bristol West’s Regional Marketing Manager, at 1-888-888-0080, ext. 806-7002, or vince.vari@bristolwest.com.

Bristol West Holdings, Inc. began its operations in 1973, and provides non-standard private passenger automobile insurance exclusively through agents and brokers in 24 states. Bristol West is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, BRW.

For more information about Bristol West, please visit our website, http://www.bristolwest.com/.

Bristol West Holdings, Inc.

CONTACT: Robert Sadler of Bristol West Insurance Group, +1-954-316-5160

Web site: http://www.bristolwest.com/