William O’Brien Joins as Senior Vice President

Kingstone Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: KINS) (the Company or Kingstone), a multi-line Northeast regional property and casualty insurance holding company, today announced that William OBrien has joined Kingstone Insurance Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer. Mr. OBrien comes to Kingstone with over 25 years of claims experience, most recently as Chief Claims Officer for WR Berkleys Agribusiness company.

Dale Thatcher, Kingstones President and CEO said, We really look forward to Bill joining our senior team and bringing his experience to our claims operations. His mix of large company and small company experience will be invaluable as Kingstone grows into a significant Northeast regional carrier.

Mr. OBrien stated, Im really excited to join the Kingstone team. The Company has already built such an excellent reputation in its markets and I look forward to helping the Company to meet and exceed our shareholder expectations.

About Kingstone Companies, Inc.

Kingstone is a northeast regional property and casualty insurance holding company whose principal operating subsidiary is Kingstone Insurance Company (KICO). KICO is a multi-line carrier writing business through retail and wholesale agents and brokers. KICO offers primarily personal lines insurance products to individuals as well as various small business coverages. Actively writing in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, Kingstone is also licensed (but not yet active) in New Hampshire and Maine.

Forward-Looking Statement

Statements in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. These statements are based on managements current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors. For more details on factors that could affect expectations, see Part II, Item 7 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 under Factors That May Affect Future Results and Financial Condition. Kingstone undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Kingstone Companies, Inc.
M. Goldstein
Investor Relations Director
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