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Forbes Once Again Names National Interstate, Vanliner's Parent Company, One Of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies

Richfield, OH – April 21, 2014 – National Interstate Corporation proudly announces that it has been named to Forbes 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies. For the past four years, National Interstate was named on the Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies list and received the designation of the most trustworthy small-cap company in 2010. Again, this year, National Interstate was named by Forbes as one of the most trustworthy companies, being included on a list generated to specifically recognize the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Institutions in America.

To develop the Forbes lists, the accounting and governance behaviors of more than 8,000 publicly-traded companies in North America are evaluated and scored. The companies with the best reputations for providing their shareholders accurate information receive this honor. “We are honored to once again be included in Forbes’ lists of most trustworthy companies,” said Dave Michelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Interstate. “Since National Interstate was founded in 1989, integrity has been a key core value for us. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, we remain just as committed to ethical business practices as we were when we first opened our doors. We are proud to again be named on a prestigious list put out by Forbes, and believe that our transparency and credibility are integral parts of our relationships with our business partners including current and prospective customers, the agents that distribute our products, and our company’s shareholders.”

To view the April 1, 2014 article, please click here.

About National Interstate Corporation

Celebrating 25 Years

National Interstate Corporation (Nasdaq:NATL), founded in 1989, is the holding company for a specialty property-casualty insurance group which differentiates itself by offering products and services designed to meet the unique needs of niche markets. Products include insurance for passenger, truck, and moving and storage transportation companies, alternative risk transfer, or captive programs for commercial risks, specialty personal lines products focused primarily on recreational vehicle owners, and transportation and general commercial insurance in Hawaii and Alaska. The Company's insurance subsidiaries, including the three primary insurers, National Interstate Insurance Company, Vanliner Insurance Company and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Headquartered in Richfield, Ohio, National Interstate is an independently operated subsidiary of Great American Insurance Company, a property-casualty subsidiary of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) (Nasdaq:AFG).