TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE:HCI) plans to participate in the Houlihan Lokey 2014 Financial Services Industry Conference being held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City.

HCI Group management will present and hold one-on-one meetings with institutional investors and analysts throughout the day. Management will discuss the company's recent financial and operational performance, including its recent entry into Florida's flood insurance market.

For additional information or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with HCI management, please contact your Houlihan Lokey representative.

To learn more about Houlihan Lokey and the 2014 Financial Services Industry Conference, please visit www.hl.com.

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 S&P SmallCap 600 Index. Its 8% Senior Notes trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "HCJ." Its 7% Series A, cumulative redeemable preferred shares trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "HCIIP." For more information about HCI Group, visit www.hcigroup.com

CONTACT: Company Contact:
         Kevin Mitchell, Vice President of Investor Relations
         HCI Group, Inc.
         Tel (813) 405-3603
         Investor Relations Contact:
         Matt Glover or Michael Koehler
         Liolios Group, Inc.
         Tel (949) 574-3860

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