RICHFIELD, Ohio, April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Interstate Corporation proudly announces that it has once again been named to Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. In this year's small cap group, National Interstate is one of only five companies receiving the highest current score of 99, and one of only three companies receiving a score of 99 for each of the last four quarters. National Interstate has been on the Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies list for the past four years, and, in 2010, was named the most trustworthy small-cap company. The Forbes list recognizes companies that consistently demonstrate transparent and conservative accounting practices, have a low incidence of high-risk events, and have appropriate board supervision. To create the list, over 8,000 companies traded on U.S. exchanges were evaluated and scored. "We are very pleased that Forbes continues to recognize National Interstate as one of America's most trustworthy companies," said Dave Michelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Interstate. "Since our company was founded in 1989, we have been committed to the highest level of ethical business practices in everything that we do. We are proud to remain on Forbes' highly prestigious list, and believe our openness and integrity is a key asset that is important to all of our business partners including our current and prospective customers, agents that represent us, and those who choose to invest in our Company." To view the March 18, 2013 article, please visit www.forbes.com . About National Interstate Corporation An Insurance Experience Built Around You. 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 small commercial vehicle accounts, 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).
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