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Fenton, Missouri – January 30, 2012 – Vanliner Insurance Company, a leading insurer for the moving and storage industry, has been selected as the winner of the 2011 American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) Summit Award, given annually to the industry supplier of the year.

The Summit Award reflects AMSA’s and the industry’s recognition of outstanding performance among suppliers. Such accomplishment may be demonstrated through, but is not limited to, leadership, visionary or out-of-the-box thinking, customer focus, and developing an innovative product or service that advances the state of the art in the moving and storage sector. The recipient is selected from nominations by a panel of AMSA members.

“Congratulations to Vanliner Insurance,” said AMSA President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr. “This company, an AMSA member for 23 years, has set high standards for a supplier. I’m delighted to see a member as deserving as Vanliner receive our Summit Award.”

Tony Mercurio, Chief Executive Officer of Vanliner, will be accepting the award at AMSA’s Annual Education Conference and Expo, being held in Las Vegas, NV February 12-15, 2012.

“We are truly honored to receive this prestigious award from AMSA, the nation’s preeminent moving and storage association,” said Tony Mercurio. “This distinction could only be possible through the dedicated efforts of the entire Vanliner team, and has motivated us to strive even harder to provide products and services designed to meet the highly specialized needs of our industry. Since Vanliner’s entire product portfolio is exclusive to moving and storage insurance, receiving the recognition of the Summit Award is especially gratifying.“

“We appreciate the support of the AMSA members, and thank them for nominating Vanliner,” added Mike Lucas, Vanliner’s Director of Marketing. “In 2012 and beyond, our goal is to continue offering additional innovative insurance solutions, such as alternative risk transfer and affinity programs, to bring added value to the moving and storage industry.”

About Vanliner

Vanliner Insurance Company is a premier provider of insurance products for the moving and storage industry. Located in the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri, Vanliner is licensed in all 50 states and is a subsidiary of National Interstate Insurance Company. The National Interstate group of companies, including Vanliner, offer insurance products and services designed to meet the unique needs of niche markets and are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company

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