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DONEGAL GROUP AFFILIATE TO ASSUME MANAGEMENT CONTROL OF DELAWARE MUTUAL INSURANCE

 MARIETTA, Pa., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Donegal Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DGIC) today reported that its affiliate, Donegal Mutual Insurance Company, has entered into an agreement to assume management control of Delaware Mutual Insurance Company of New Castle, Del.
 Delaware Mutual is Delaware's oldest insurance institution and was founded in 1839. It writes a broad range of insurance overages and will focus on the homeowners, personal lines and small commercial insurance markets after completion of its agreement with Donegal which is expected to be finalized in early January, 1994. Delaware Mutual wrote approximately $10.1 million of direct premium in 1992 and is represented by more than 85 independent agents in Delaware and Maryland.
 Obtaining management control of Delaware Mutual will give Donegal a stronger position in the Delaware marketplace and provide a base of operation within the state of Delaware.
 Donegal Group Inc. is a regional property-casualty insurance holding company doing business in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and Delaware through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Atlantic States Insurance Company and Southern Insurance Company of Virginia.
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 /CONTACT: Ralph G. Spontak, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Donegal Group Inc., 717-426-1931/
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