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Essent Guaranty, Inc. CEO Mark Casale Named Regional Winner of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award

June 17, 2014

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Essent Guaranty, Inc., a nationwide provider of private mortgage insurance (MI) and a subsidiary of Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE: ESNT), today announced that Chief Executive Officer Mark Casale was named as the regional winner in the financial services category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in Greater Philadelphia.

The award recognizes outstanding, high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Regional award winners go on to compete at the national level.

Mr. Casale was chosen from a pool of accomplished executive leaders around the region who were selected last month as finalists by EY. The finalists had been chosen by a panel of independent judges from dozens of nominations.

“I am honored to be recognized for this prestigious award from EY. Essent’s success was made possible by the vision of our founding investors, the dedication of our over three hundred employees and the strong relationships we have built with our customers,” said Mr. Casale. “I am very proud of the company that we have built and the role that Essent plays in making homeownership in America possible for so many families.”

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About the Company

Essent Guaranty, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Essent Group Ltd. (collectively, “Essent”), offers private mortgage insurance for single-family mortgage loans in the United States. Essent provides private capital to mitigate mortgage credit risk, allowing lenders to make additional mortgage financing available to prospective homeowners. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Essent Guaranty, Inc. is licensed to write mortgage insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and is approved by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additional information regarding Essent may be found at

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