Unico American Corporation (Nasdaq: UNAM) (“Unico,” the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.36 per share of common stock. This special cash dividend declared on December 7, 2010 is payable on December 29, 2010 to shareholders of record on December 21, 2010.

The Board of Directors declared the special cash dividend after taking into consideration the Company’s current liquidity and financial position.

About Unico American Corp.

Headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, Unico is an insurance holding company that underwrites property and casualty insurance through its insurance company subsidiary; provides property, casualty, and health insurance through its agency subsidiaries; and through its other subsidiaries provides insurance premium financing and membership association services. Unico has conducted the majority of its operations through Crusader Insurance Company since 1985. For more information, please visit Crusader’s Web site at www.crusaderinsurance.com.

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