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Integro USA Inc. Completes Transition to EPIC Brand

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, which operates as EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), announced today that Integro USA, Inc. (Integro USA), acquired by EPIC in January 2019, has completed their adoption of the EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants name and brand.

The Integro USA brand will now be retired and the 400 former Integro USA associates working from 22 U.S locations will now do business as EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants.

The acquisition and rebranding to EPIC adds significant resources and expertise that highly complement EPIC's diverse insurance distribution platform and broad offerings.

Areas of deepened expertise include:

Entertainment & Sports: focusing on music & events; theatre & venues; film, TV & media; athletes, sports associations, sports teams, amateur sports; and equine insurance.

Specialty: leading provider of insurance brokerage services to Professional Services Firms (accountants, lawyers, hedge funds, asset managers, architects & engineers, consulting firms) and Transportation & Logistics businesses.

Risk Management/Complex Accounts: deep technical resources and services for the Fortune 500 and complex risk accounts. Specific industry expertise includes Healthcare, Real Estate, Financial Institutions, Industrial/Manufacturing, and Retail/Consumer.

Reinsurance: expertise in Specialty Accident & Health, Property & Casualty, and Professional Liability.

Middle Market Accounts: property/casualty, employee benefits, and private client services for small to medium sized companies and individuals

Employee Benefits Consulting: added expertise for mid to large employer groups as well as unique services for the private equity sector.

Said Marc Kunney, formerly President of North America Operations for Integro USA and now EPIC's President, Risk Management, "Joining forces under the EPIC brand allows us to continue offering our collective client base the highest level of service and expertise, while providing depth and scale to further invest in our combined capabilities."

Pete Garvey, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants CEO and a founder and former CEO of Integro Ltd., noted, "I know firsthand what a high quality group we have added to EPIC. We can't be more delighted to have Integro's U.S. team onboard to make us one larger, fully integrated, more successful EPIC."

Steve Denton, President of EPIC Holdings Inc., added, "We have spent the last several months combining the large account and specialty businesses of Integro with EPIC's existing capabilities. The complementary strengths and resources match up perfectly. We are very excited to introduce our combined capabilities under a united banner."

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 2,000 team members operating from more than 70 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $600 million, EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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Risk and Insurance Honors Eight EPIC Brokers Consultants as 2019 Power Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Alexander Brown (Environmental), DeAnna Buck (Captives), Alexandra Forcucci (Real Estate), Maron Impagliazzo (Transportation), Matt Sears (Employee Benefits), and Neil Slattery (Retail) have been recognized as 2019 Power Brokers(R) by Risk & Insurance(R) magazine. Lawrence Kirshner (Employee Benefits) and Laura Tesoriero (Retail) were named as finalists.

A Power Broker is an individual who stands out among their peers for the exceptional client work they delivered over the past year. While brokers play many key roles in the insurance industry and risk profession, a Power Broker award recognizes problem solving, customer service and industry knowledge, in particular.

"We are honored that eight of our team members from across the country, including four of our newest colleagues from Integro USA, have been recognized by Risk & Insurance among their 2019 Power Brokers," said Pete Garvey, CEO of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. "Each one of these talented, client-focused individuals personifies EPIC's core values of providing the highest quality of service while always putting people first. They are all highly deserving of this prestigious industry recognition."

About Alexander Brown, Assistant Vice President

Alex Brown joined Integro's Environmental Practice in 2016. His primary focus is on addressing clients' environmental needs through contract certainty, effective claims advocacy and leveraging his professional network to arrange industry leading coverage. He also manages the Storage Tank Liability Program.

Prior to joining Integro, Brown worked at Broadspire and Zurich, where he focused on site-pollution liability and environmental lender collateral protection coverage. He holds a BA in risk management and insurance as well as the PTC1, AIC and ARM professional designations.

About DeAnna Buck, Principal

DeAnna Buck joined EPIC in 2015. As a principal in the Property & Casualty practice, Buck is responsible for new business production, the development and management of risk management and insurance programs and client satisfaction and retention.

Prior to joining EPIC, Buck was Vice President of the Central California Region of Arthur J. Gallagher. She began her career as an insurance broker with Johnsey Insurance Agency which was later acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher. She graduated from The University of Washington with a degree in Business Administration in 2002, and has since obtained her CIC-Certified Insurance Counselor and is an AFSB-Associate in Fidelity & Surety Bonds.

About Alexandra Forcucci, Assistant Vice President

Since joining Integro in 2016, Forcucci has worked to renew property accounts and provide superior service to clients looking to optimize their property, casualty and environmental coverage. Forcucci's work includes analyzing exposures to ensuring timely certificate issuance and delivery.

Prior to joining Integro, Forcucci worked as a commercial property risk analyst for AIG. In addition to a Bachelor of Business Administration in risk management and insurance and a BA in Spanish from Temple University, Forcucci holds the ARM designation.

About Maron Impagliazzo, Vice President

Maron Impagliazzo joined EPIC in August 2010 as a property and casualty insurance specialist. He is responsible for all aspects of developing and growing a book of business including the acquisition of new clients, and the design, placement and management of property and casualty risk management and insurance programs.

Prior to joining EPIC, Impagliazzo held a range of sales, customer service and relationship management positions at several Bay Area firms, most recently a broker/producer at Bozzuto and Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in San Jose, Calif. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Penn State University.

About Matt Sears, Executive Vice President

Matt Sears joined EPIC in 1988 as a principal in the Employee Benefits practice. For the past 35 years Sears has dedicated himself to being immersed in the field of Employee Benefits and the Wellness & Productivity Practice, specializing in aligning employee benefits with enterprise-wide goals.

Prior to joining EPIC, Sears served as a VP at Pension Dynamics/Commonwealth Insurance, where he was responsible for Group Insurance operations. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received his CEBS and CMS designations from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

About Neil Slattery, Managing Principal

Neil Slattery joined Integro in 2011. As a managing principal in the Property practice, Slattery assists clients in identifying and quantifying their risks, creates strategies for risk retention, negotiates risk transfer and administers property insurance programs.

Prior to joining Integro, Slattery worked as a property broker at Marsh. He holds a BA from Providence College as well as an ARM designation and is a member of the John Street Association.

About Lawrence Kirshner, Co-President

Lawrence Kirshner joined Frenkel Benefits - An EPIC Company, as EVP and an equity-holding partner in 2001. As Co-President at Frenkel, Kirshner is actively involved with employers in designing, implementing and overseeing strategic program design and cost containment strategies such as alternative funding mechanisms, consumer driven health plans, and wellness among other

Prior to joining EPIC, Kirshner served as a Partner at Prestige Planning Corp., a wealth management and business advisory firm. He graduated from State University of NY at Oneonta where he earned degrees in history and political science.

About Laura Tesoriero, Managing Principal

Laura Tesoriero joined Integro in 2006 as a Senior Casualty Broker in the New York office. She helped to build and grow the casualty practice and was instrumental in the development of various service, operational and administrative related initiatives. Tesoriero has over 25 years' experience working with complex global casualty programs, inclusive of domestic, international and umbrella/excess placements. Her role includes risk and exposure analysis, program design, implementation, market negotiation and service execution.

Prior to joining Integro, Tesoriero worked at Marsh as a Vice President and Team Leader for its New York Operations. Tesoriero graduated from Siena College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She holds New York State P&C and Agent Broker Licenses as well as numerous state issued P&C licenses.

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 1,800 team members operating from 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $575 million, EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/

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EPIC Holdings Inc. Closes Acquisition of Integro USA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Holdings, Inc. today announced the closing of EPIC's acquisition of Integro Holdings Inc. (substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings). Please see our press release issued on December 17, 2018 that follows for more details and comments on the transaction.

EPIC HOLDINGS TO ACQUIRE INTEGRO USA

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2018 -- EPIC Holdings, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., which houses substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings, LP.

Founded in 2005, Integro has built a highly successful specialty insurance brokerage and consulting business in the U.S. with revenue in excess of $150 million. Financial terms of the proposed transaction have not been disclosed.

Integro USA brings to EPIC expertise that is well aligned with EPIC's diverse insurance distribution platform.

Areas of emphasis include:

Entertainment & Sports: focus in music & events; theatre & venues; film, TV & media; sports associations & amateur sports; and racing & motor sport.

Specialty: leading provider of insurance brokerage services to Professional Services Firms (accountants, lawyers, hedge funds, asset managers, architects & engineers) and Transportation & Logistics businesses.

Risk Management/Complex Accounts: deep technical services for the Fortune 500 and complex risk accounts.

Middle Market Accounts: property/casualty, employee benefits, and private client services for small to medium sized companies and individuals

Employee Benefits Consulting: expertise for mid to large employer groups as well as unique services for the private equity sector.

Integro USA is led by Marc Kunney, President of North America Operations. The acquisition will add over 400 team members working across 22 US locations.

Kunney commented on the transaction, "Joining forces with EPIC allows us to continue offering our clients the highest level of service and expertise, while providing depth and scale to further invest in our combined capabilities."

Pete Garvey, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants CEO and a founder and former CEO of Integro Ltd., noted, "I know firsthand what a high quality group Integro is. We can't be more delighted to have their U.S. team join forces with EPIC."

Steve Denton, President of EPIC Holdings Inc. added, "EPIC and Integro USA fit together perfectly with common themes including a passion for client service and delivering specialty capabilities supported by actionable analytics."

The transaction is expected to close in January 2019.

The financial advisor for EPIC was Rob Giammarco at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and their legal advisor was Chris Machera at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP. The financial advisor for Integro was Stuart Britton at Evercore and their legal advisor was Paul Kukish at Latham & Watkins, LLP.

About EPIC

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. EPIC currently has nearly 1,400 team members operating from 50 offices across the U.S. and annual revenues over $440 million.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

About Integro USA

Launched in 2005, Integro is among the nation's largest and most respected insurance brokerage and risk management firm. Clients credit Integro's superior technical abilities and creative, collaborative work style for securing superior program results and pricing. The firm's acknowledged capabilities in brokerage, risk analytics and claims are rewriting industry standards for service and quality. The firm's U.S. headquarter office is located at 1 State Street Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10004. 1-877-688-8701.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.integrogroup.com/.

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EPIC Holdings Inc. to Acquire Integro USA

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- EPIC Holdings, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., which houses substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings, LP. Founded in 2005, Integro has built a highly successful specialty insurance brokerage and consulting business in the U.S. with revenue in excess of $150 million. Financial terms of the proposed transaction have not been disclosed.

Integro USA brings to EPIC expertise that is well aligned with EPIC's diverse insurance distribution platform. Areas of emphasis include:

Entertainment & Sports: focus in music & events; theatre & venues; film, TV & media; sports associations & amateur sports; and racing & motor sport.

Specialty: leading provider of insurance brokerage services to Professional Services Firms (accountants, lawyers, hedge funds, asset managers, architects & engineers) and Transportation & Logistics businesses.

Risk Management/Complex Accounts: deep technical services for the Fortune 500 and complex risk accounts.

Middle Market Accounts: property/casualty, employee benefits, and private client services for small to medium sized companies and individuals

Employee Benefits Consulting: expertise for mid to large employer groups as well as unique services for the private equity sector.

Integro USA is led by Marc Kunney, President of North America Operations. The acquisition will add over 400 team members working across 22 U.S. locations.

Kunney commented on the transaction, "Joining forces with EPIC allows us to continue offering our clients the highest level of service and expertise, while providing depth and scale to further invest in our combined capabilities."

Pete Garvey, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants CEO and a founder and former CEO of Integro Ltd., noted, "I know firsthand what a high quality group Integro is. We can't be more delighted to have their US team join forces with EPIC."

Steve Denton, President of EPIC Holdings Inc. added, "EPIC and Integro USA fit together perfectly with common themes including a passion for client service and delivering specialty capabilities supported by actionable analytics."

The transaction is expected to close in January 2019.

The financial advisor for EPIC was Rob Giammarco at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and their legal advisor was Chris Machera at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP. The financial advisor for Integro was Stuart Britton at Evercore and their legal advisor was Paul Kukish at Latham & Watkins, LLP.

About EPIC

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. EPIC currently has nearly 1,400 team members operating from 50 offices across the U.S. and annual revenues over $440 million.

EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

About Integro

Integro is an international insurance brokerage and risk management firm. Clients credit Integro's superior technical abilities and creative, collaborative work style for securing superior program results and pricing. The firm's acknowledged capabilities in brokerage, risk analytics and claims are rewriting industry standards for service and quality.

Launched in 2005, Integro and its family of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies, some having served clients for more than 150 years, operate from offices in the United States, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom.

Its U.S. headquarter office is located at 1 State Street Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10004. 1-877-688-8701. Information: https://integrogroup.com/.

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