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Brown & Brown continues acquisition streak with VAS

Daytona Beach, FL - J. Scott Penny, Chief Acquisitions Officer of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO), and Bill Breindel, the owner of Vehicle Administrative Services, LP, SafeRide Motor Club, Inc. and related affiliates (collectively, "VAS"), today announced that Brown & Brown, Inc. (Brown & Brown) has entered into an agreement to acquire the VAS affiliated companies. The transaction is expected to close in October 2020, subject to certain closing conditions.

VAS is a premier provider of emergency roadside assistance and related consumer auto protection products. Starting as a family owned business in 1983, Bill Breindel and his father were pioneers in the wholesale roadside assistance business. Since 1998, VAS has created and refined a suite of essential protection products to complement their core offering of emergency roadside assistance with a focus on enhancing products offered by VAS customers. The VAS team will continue to operate from VAS headquarters in Addison, Texas, led by Bill Breindel. Bill will report to Mike Neal, President of Brown & Brown Dealer Services ("BBDS").

Mike Neal stated, "Bill has over 35 years of experience in managing and refining roadside assistance and other vehicle protection products that complement products offered by VAS clients. The VAS team's focus on customer service, compliance and development of new protection products is consistent with the customer first values of Brown & Brown Dealer Services. We, at BBDS, look forward to partnering with Bill and the VAS team as we continue to provide innovative solutions for our collective customers."

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