TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE:HCI), a holding company primarily engaged in homeowners insurance, with additional operations in reinsurance, real estate and information technology, today announced the appointment of Karin Coleman to Executive Vice President.

Coleman has led the company’s corporate services department since 2009. Among other responsibilities, she oversees human resources, regulatory and legislative affairs, vendor management, community relations and several select projects and business units, including a restaurant and a marina.

Prior to joining HCI, Coleman served from 2001 to 2009 as Vice President of TSIC, Inc., a not for profit organization headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. TSIC’s Take Stock in Children programs develop public-private partnerships to provide mentors, college scholarships and other resources to low-income students in Florida. Previously, she served in various capacities at Florida Progress Corporation, a Fortune 500 utility holding company headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, which was subsequently acquired by Duke Energy. Coleman holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of South Florida and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

About HCI Group, Inc.
HCI Group, Inc. owns subsidiaries engaged in diverse, yet complementary business activities, including homeowners’ insurance, reinsurance, real estate and information technology services. The company's largest subsidiary, Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Inc., is a leading provider of property and casualty insurance in the state of Florida.

The company's common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "HCI" and are included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. HCI Group, Inc. regularly publishes financial and other information in the Investor Information section of the company’s website. For more information about HCI Group and its subsidiaries, visit www.hcigroup.com.

Company Contact:
Kevin Mitchell, Vice President of Investor Relations
HCI Group, Inc.
Tel (813) 405-3603

Investor Relations Contact:
Matt Glover or Najim Mostamand, CFA
Liolios Group, Inc.
Tel (949) 574-3860

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