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Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company Announces Addition to its Board of Directors

Neenah, Wisconsin, May 17, 2013 - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company is pleased to announce the appointment of a new representative to its Board of Directors. John L. Ward will contribute years of insurance industry experience to Jewelers Mutual, the only insurance company specializing exclusively in protecting the jewelry industry and individuals’ jewelry.

“Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company is an industry leader, and we seek the best of the best for our Board of Directors,” said Darwin Copeman, President and CEO of Jewelers Mutual. “We are excited to welcome John L. Ward to our Board, and we look forward to tapping his insurance industry experience to continue Jewelers Mutual’s success.”

John L. Ward is the founder and CEO of Cincinnatus Partners, a Cincinnati-based private equity firm specializing in the insurance industry. Ward has a demonstrated track record as a successful entrepreneur. He also previously served as senior partner and national practice director for the U.S. Financial Services Industry Consulting Practice at Deloitte & Touche. He has over 35 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries.

Jewelers Mutual’s Board of Directors includes 13 leading members of the jewelry and insurance industries. For a full list of board members and additional biographical information, please visit www.jewelersmutual.com.

About Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

Celebrating its centennial in 2013, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company is the only company specializing exclusively in jewelry insurance in the United States and Canada. The company’s strong financial position is reflected in its 26 consecutive ratings of “A+ Superior” from A.M. Best Company. Jewelers Mutual was founded in 1913 in Neenah, Wisconsin, by jewelers seeking to meet their unique insurance needs. Today, Jewelers Mutual is the trusted advisor that insures, informs, and supports retail jewelers in North America and also serves wholesalers, manufacturers, custom designers, repair businesses, bench jewelers and appraisers. Approximately 10,000 commercial policyholders insure their jewelry businesses with Jewelers Mutual. Additionally, more than 270,000 individuals trust Jewelers Mutual and its Perfect Circle®. Jewelers Insurance to protect their jewelry possessions. These individuals collectively carry in excess of $4 billion in personal insurance coverage.

For more information on Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, please visit the company’s website at www.JewelersMutual.com.

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