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Donegal Insurance Group (DGICA) Wins Applied Systems Interface Partner Award

MARIETTA, Pa., Nov. 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Donegal Insurance Group (Nasdaq:DGICA) (Nasdaq:DGICB) recently received the 2009 Interface Partner Award from insurance technology company Applied Systems. The award recognizes Donegal’s achievements in agency-carrier communication.

Applied Systems acknowledged Donegal’s leadership and innovations, citing the carrier’s commitment to providing agents with download, real-time inquiry and real-time rating.

“We are pleased to receive this award in recognition of our commitment to develop and maintain technology comparable to our very large competitors,” said Donald H. Nikolaus, President and Chief Executive Officer of Donegal Insurance Group. “We have appreciated the assistance of Applied Systems in developing real-time agency interfaces to significantly streamline our data exchange and communications with our independent agents.”

Donegal received the partnership award during a ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri, at 2009 TENCon, the Technology, Education & Networking Conference hosted by ASCnet, the Applied Systems Client Network.

“The continued commitment of Donegal and other forward-thinking carriers keeps our industry advancing,” said Doug Johnston, Vice President, Partner Relations & Product Innovations at Applied Systems. “We recognize the company’s dedication to interface partnerships with its agencies, and for overall benefit to the industry.”

Donegal Insurance Group consists of seven property and casualty insurance companies that provide full lines of personal, farm, and commercial insurance to various regions in the country through a network of independent insurance agencies. For more information about Donegal Insurance Group, please visit

Applied Systems Inc. develops, sells and supports insurance agency and broker management systems and provides services for accounting, customer, policy, claims management, and all related agent and broker functions. More than 130,000 users in 11,000 agencies of every size and complexity level use Applied Systems solutions built around core systems Epic, TAM, Vision and DORIS. In addition, the company leads the industry in agency-carrier real-time and batch communication solutions. For more information about Applied Systems, please visit

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