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Harleysville Group, Harleysville Mutual Re-Elect Directors.

The shareholders of Harleysville Group Inc. and the policyholders of Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company, the owner of 55 percent of the shares of Harleysville Group, have re-elected three members to each of their respective boards of directors.

Michael L. Browne, Frank E. Reed and Jerry S. Rosenbloom have been re- elected to three-year terms on the Harleysville Group board, while W. Thacher Brown and Rosenbloom were re-elected to three-year terms on the Harleysville Mutual board and Joseph E. McMenamin was elected to a two-year term for Harleysville Mutual.

Browne is head of the international insurance practice for the law firm of ReedSmith, LLP. He has been a director of the Harleysville Group board since 1986.

Reed, who was elected to the Harleysville Group board in 1986 and has been a director of Harleysville Mutual since 1985, is the former chairman of the board and a director of 360 Communications Company until its merger with Alltel Corporation, of which he is now a director.

Rosenbloom is the Frederick H. Ecker Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He became a director of Harleysville Group in 1999 and has been a director of Harleysville Mutual since 1995.

Brown was elected a director of Harleysville Mutual in 1994 and Harleysville Group in 2002. He is president of 1838 Investment Advisors and MBIA Asset Management Inc.

McMenamin became a director of Harleysville Mutual and Harleysville Group in 1999. He is retired president and chief operating officer of Keystone Insurance Companies.

Harleysville Insurance, "Good people to know," is the premier provider of insurance products and services for small businesses and individuals, and ranks among the top 50 U.S. property/casualty insurance groups based on net written premiums. Harleysville Group Inc. is a publicly traded holding company for nine regional property/casualty insurance companies collectively rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Harleysville Insurance, which distributes its products through independent insurance agents, operates in 32 Eastern and Midwestern states. Further information can be found on the company's Web site:

CONTACT: Randy Buckwalter of Harleysville Group, +1-215-256-5288, +1-267-718-3766 (cell) or

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Date:Apr 23, 2003
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