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Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2012 Results

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:HALL) today reported fourth quarter 2012 net income of $1.8 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to net income of $0.3 million, or $0.02 per share reported for fourth quarter 2011. Hallmark reported net income of $3.5 million, or $0.18 per share, for fiscal 2012 as compared to a net loss of $10.9 million, or $0.55 per share, reported for fiscal 2011. Total revenues were $88.6 million for the fourth quarter 2012 as compared to $83.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Fiscal 2012 total revenues were $341.8 million, up 6% from the $322.8 million reported for fiscal 2011.

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Mark J. Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The positive results for the quarter continue to reflect improvement in underwriting profitability due to the decisive actions taken over the past year, including a continuation of meaningful rate increases across most all business units and exiting unprofitable states and product lines in our Personal Segment. Our fourth quarter combined ratio of 99.1% and earnings of $0.09 per share evidence this improvement and reflect the favorable underlying trends within our business."

Mr. Morrison continued, "The year-over-year increase in revenue continues to be largely driven by organic growth from the operating units that comprise our Specialty Commercial Segment. We have seen an increase in premium production generated from favorable rate trends, as well as from added insured exposure units that suggests improving economic conditions in the markets in which we operate. We continue to see middle single-digit to low double-digit rate increases across all operations with the exception of General Aviation, which continues to be impacted by increased competition in a contracting market. We expect these trends to continue throughout 2013 as we continue to closely monitor pricing and pursue rate increases in most all of our lines of business."

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