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The National Security Group, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend


On October 26, 2012, the Board of Directors of The National Security Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSEC), declared a quarterly dividend of $.025 per share. This cash dividend is payable on November 30, 2012 to shareholders of record November 12, 2012.

Along with the quarterly dividend announcement, the Board of Directors and management of the Company released the following cautionary statement regarding future dividend policy: As we have disclosed previously, due to the impact of several events that have adversely impacted our earnings, most recently losses from Hurricane Isaac, we expect that our dividend policy will remain necessarily flexible and will be subject to quarterly review which could include a range of actions up to and including the suspension of dividends. Our subsidiaries remain capitalized at levels that have not adversely impacted our ability to operate. However, in order to rebuild capital levels in our property and casualty subsidiary it is necessary that our dividend policy remain flexible.

With its home office in Elba, Alabama, The National Security Group, Inc. is an insurance holding company. Company shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol NSEC.

The National Security Group, Inc.
Brian McLeod, 334-897-2273
Chief Financial Officer

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