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Brian Barrilleaux Joins JenCap Holdings’ M.J. Kelly Company

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced today that Brian Barrilleaux has joined its M.J. Kelly (MJK) division as President. MJK is a managing general agency and wholesale insurance brokerage based in Springfield, Missouri with offices in nine states throughout the Midwest and Southeast.

Barrilleaux will be responsible for the day to day operations and executing the growth plans for the company. He has 30 years of insurance industry experience, with extensive time spent in both the wholesale distribution space as well as underwriting. He joins MJK from CNA Insurance where he was the Commercial Lines Manager in the Little Rock branch. Prior to CNA he ran the Workers Compensation Division of Market Scout and was also the Branch Manager/Sales Leader of Swett and Crawford's, Little Rock office.

Barrilleaux will report to Roger Ware, the President of JenCap's Genesee General division, who will be expanding his role as the leader of both Genesee General and MJK. Ware stated, "We are pleased to have found someone with Brian's insurance experience and history as a leader."

Barrilleaux remarked, "MJK has built a strong reputation on delivering innovative and specialized competitive products for retail agents for over 30 years. I am excited about this incredible opportunity to take over the leadership role and to work alongside the committed employees of the company. I also look forward to continuing to work with agency partners throughout the Midwest and Southeast."

"MJK and Genesee General have strong footprints and top-notch talent in the southeast and bringing these two entities closer together will make us a stronger company for our retail clients as well as our carrier partners," commented John F. Jennings, President and Chief Executive Officer of JCH.

Barrilleaux will be located in MJK's Little Rock office.

About JenCap Holdings LLC:

JenCap Holdings is a premier national specialty insurance distribution platform that includes program management businesses, managing general agencies, specialty program underwriters and transactional wholesale brokers. JenCap Holdings has assembled a management team with the sector insight and experience to drive organic growth and strategic acquisitions leveraging technology and advanced data analytics. JenCap Holdings is headquartered in New York.

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NIF Group, Inc. Acquires Agency Intermediaries, Inc.

MANHASSET, N.Y. -- NIF Group, Inc., a leading wholesale broker, program administrator and managing general agency and their parent company, JenCap Holdings LLC announces that they have agreed to acquire privately held Agency Intermediaries, Inc. and A.I.I. Insurance Brokerage of Mass., Inc. (A.I.I.). Both affiliated entities serve as MGA/contract binding authorities and wholesale insurance brokerages, respectively located in Guilford, Connecticut and East Douglas, Massachusetts.

Agency Intermediaries, Inc. was formed in 1980 by Ray Connors, Sr. and Manja Connors. Erina Connors joined in 1983, focusing on the brokerage of excess & surplus Lines. Since 1998, A.I.I. has been led by Erina Connors and Julie Sonier. Agency Intermediaries, Inc. and A.I.I. Insurance Brokerage of Mass., Inc. serve independent agents in Connecticut and Massachusetts in placing excess/specialty lines business.

NIF Group, Inc. is one of the country's leading professional insurance organizations. Serving the independent agent community as a national program administrator, regional general agent, surplus lines broker and specialty insurance Intermediary, with offices located on the east and west coasts of the U.S. NIF has been serving agents & brokers since 1976; they were successfully acquired by JenCap Holdings in December of 2016.

Mark P. Maher, President of NIF Group, Inc. stated that "The Connors and Sonier families have built an exceptional brokerage firm in the same manner in which NIF was forged. A.I.I.'s long standing commitment to their clients, carriers, exceptional service and industry expertise perfectly align with our existing branches and strategic plans for growth in the Northeast."

Erina Connors, President of A.I.I. noted "NIF is a great fit for us, our people are joining a well-respected firm with plans of growth and opportunity in the future."

Through the acquisition of A.I.I., NIF now expands their footprint in the northeast with locations in Framingham, Massachusetts, East Douglas, Massachusetts, Guilford, Connecticut, and Warwick, Rhode Island.

JenCap Holdings (JCH) was formed in March 2016 by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) and JCH management to consolidate specialty insurance distribution businesses, including managing general agents, specialty program managers transactional wholesale brokers and captive managers.

The acquisition of Agency Intermediaries, Inc. (A.I.I.) is the sixth such transaction by JCH, which is headquartered in New York, N.Y.

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