Maiden Holdings Announces Dividends on Common Shares and Preference Shares

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq:MHLD) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share of common stock. The dividend will be payable on April 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of April 1, 2013.

Maiden's Board of Directors also approved a cash dividend on its 8.25% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preference Shares of $0.515625 per Preference Share. The dividend will be payable on March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of March 1, 2013.

About Maiden Holdings, Ltd.

Maiden Holdings, Ltd. is a Bermuda-based holding company formed in 2007.  Through its subsidiaries, which are each A- rated (excellent) by A.M. Best, the Company is focused on providing non-catastrophic, customized reinsurance products and services to small and mid-size insurance companies in the United States and Europe. As of September 30, 2012, Maiden had $3.9 billion in assets and shareholders' equity of $1.0 billion.

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CONTACT: Noah Fields, Vice President, Investor Relations
         Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
         Phone: 441.298.4927
         E-mail: nfields@maiden.bm

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