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National Interstate Insurance Company and Its Subsidiaries Receive Rating Upgrade from A.M. Best to A+ (Superior)

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On August 17, 2018 A.M. Best Rating Services, Inc. ("A.M. Best") raised
its Financial Strength Rating for National Interstate Insurance Company
and its three insurance subsidiaries, Vanliner Insurance Company,
National Interstate Insurance Company of Hawaii, Inc. and Triumphe
Casualty Company (collectively referred to as "National Interstate") to
A+ (Superior) from A (Excellent). At the same time, A.M. Best also
upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings to "aa-" from "a+" of
National Interstate. The outlook of these ratings is stable. The rating
upgrades reflect National Interstate's strong operating performance and
balance sheet strength, and enhanced integration and shared resources
now that National Interstate is a fully owned member of the Great
American Insurance Group ("Great American").

"We appreciate A.M. Best's recognition of our strong long-term operating
performance and the support we receive from Great American," said Tony
Mercurio, President and CEO of National Interstate. "We remain committed
to providing our customers with innovative insurance solutions backed by
our experienced management team and financial strength and stability."

For the latest rating, access www.ambest.com.

About National Interstate Corporation

An Insurance Experience Built Around You

National Interstate Insurance Company offers insurance products and
services, including alternative risk transfer programs, focused on the
transportation industry. We provide insurance solutions that address the
unique needs of our customers, which include passenger, moving and
storage, and truck transportation companies. National Interstate and its
insurance subsidiaries, Vanliner Insurance Company and Triumphe Casualty
Company, are rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best. Founded in 1989, we are
headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Kapolei, Hawaii and
Fenton, Missouri.

National Interstate is a member of Great American Insurance Group. The
members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American
Financial Group, Inc. (AFG). AFG's common stock is listed and traded on
the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.

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