Navigators Announces Title Sponsorship Of Stamford KIC IT Triathlon To Benefit Kids In Crisis

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) announced today itsfive-year partnership with Connecticut nonprofit Kids in Crisis, inwhich it will become the title sponsor of the newly-namedNavigators Stamford KIC IT Triathlon. The triathlon, in which 600athletes take part in Stamford each June, is an Olympic-distanceevent consisting of a 1.5k swim in Long Island Sound, a 40k bikeride, and a 10k run through the streets of downtown Stamford.Navigators headquarters moved from Rye Brook, NY to Stamford, CT inSeptember 2013.

"At Navigators, we believe that part of a corporation'sresponsibility is to be a meaningful and active part of thecommunities in which we work and conduct business," said Stanley A.Galanski, President and CEO of The Navigators Group, Inc. "We areso delighted to be able to partner with such an importantConnecticut cause as Kids in Crisis. The triathlon finishes just afew blocks from our new corporate headquarters and we feelfortunate to be able to sponsor an organization that gives so muchto our community."

"Kids in Crisis is thrilled to partner with such aphilanthropic-minded company as Navigators," said Shari Shapiro,Executive Director of Kids in Crisis. "Net proceeds raised fromthis event enables Kids in Crisis to provide a structured,nurturing, home-like environment for children when respite isneeded, and deliver successful prevention programs for familiesthroughout Connecticut.  The Navigators Stamford KIC ITTriathlon is a wonderful way to bring together the local communityand spread awareness about the services Kids in Crisisprovides."

The Stamford KIC IT Triathlon was created in2008 to support the services offered by Kids in Crisis. Since itsintroduction, the Stamford KIC IT Triathlon has grown into anoutstanding athletic event attracting competitors from across thecountry, while maintaining a special focus on offering a fun familyexperience. The success of the Stamford KIC IT Triathlon has beenmade possible by great support from area businesses, individuals,and City government. More than 30 members of thecommunity--residents, business owners, athletes and corporateexecutives--collaborate throughout the year to produce thisnoteworthy event. For more information and to register, visit www.kicittriathlon.com.

Kids in Crisis ( www.kidsincrisis.org) isConnecticut's only free, round-the-clock agency providing emergencyshelter, crisis counseling and community educational programs forchildren of all ages and families dealing with a wide range ofcrises--domestic violence, mental health and family problems,substance abuse, economic difficulties and more. Since its foundingin 1978, Kids in Crisis has helped more than 118,000 Connecticutchildren and families.

The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialtyinsurance holding company with insurance company operations,underwriting management companies, and operations at Lloyd's. Withits corporate headquarters in Connecticut and insurance operationsbased in New York and London, Navigators has offices in majorinsurance centers in the United States, the United Kingdom andContinental Europe, as well as representatives in China andBrazil.

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" asdefined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Whenever used in this release, the words "estimate," "expect,""believe," "may," "will," "intend," "continue" or similarexpressions are intended to identify such forward-lookingstatements. We cannot assure that results that we anticipate willbe achieved, since results may differ materially because of knownand unknown risks and uncertainties that we face. Please refer toNavigators' most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q and its other filingswith the Securities and Exchange Commission for adescription of Navigators' business and the important factors thatmay affect that business. Navigators undertakes no obligation topublicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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