ATLANTA, June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic American Corporation (Nasdaq:AAME) today announced that Keehln Wheeler has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors by the Company's shareholders at its annual meeting held on June 26, 2015.  Mr. Wheeler was also appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board on that date.  Mr. Wheeler is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MaxMedia, a digital media and branding company based in Atlanta, Georgia, which he founded in 1996.  Mr. Wheeler has founded, or was a member of the board of, a number of successful companies, including AIO Medical, whose shares were listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market.

Commenting on the appointment, Hilton H. Howell, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer stated, "We could not be more pleased to welcome Keehln to the Board of Directors of Atlantic American Corporation.  His prior board experience, success in various new media and branding experience will bring additional expanded perspectives to the Board of Directors as the Company continues to grow."

Atlantic American is an insurance holding company involved through its subsidiary companies in specialty markets of the life, health, and property and casualty insurance industries.  Its principal subsidiaries consist of American Southern Insurance Company, American Safety Insurance Company, Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company and Bankers Fidelity Assurance Company.

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For further information contact:Hilton H. Howell, Jr.Chairman, President & CEOAtlantic American Corporation404-266-5505