MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --
What: Parker W. Rush, President and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Companies Group, Inc. (RUTX) will preside over the closing bell to celebrate its 1 year anniversary on the NASDAQ. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Wednesday August 2nd, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Contacts: Robert W. Frierson Vice President & Associate Counsel, The Republic Group 972.788.6104 Robert.Frierson@RepublicGroup.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220
The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.
About Republic Companies Group, Inc. (RUTX):
Republic Companies Group, Inc., through a group of insurance companies and related entities, provides personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products. In its Independent Agents segments, Republic distributes these products to individuals and small to medium-size businesses through a network of independent agents primarily in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. In its Program Management and Insurance Services segments Republic capitalizes on its unique combination of charters and licenses to develop and manage target-niche insurance products that are distributed through managing general agents not only in the southwestern states but also in many additional states. This focus allows Republic to participate in profitable underserved niche opportunities primarily in rural and small to medium-size metropolitan areas. In our 102-year history we have developed a deep market knowledge and a loyal network of independent agents and managing general agents who provide us with access to what we believe are among the most profitable clients and market segments. We are rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, Inc. with a stable outlook. We completed our Initial Public Offering in early August 2005. Visit http://www.RepublicGroup.com for more information.
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