Press Release

National MI's Claudia Merkle Honored with HousingWire 2017 Vanguard Award

Dec 04, 2017

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/04/17 -- National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), a subsidiary of NMI Holdings, Inc.(NASDAQ: NMIH), today announced that Chief Operating Officer Claudia Merkle is the recipient of a 2017 HW Vanguard Award™ from HousingWire.

The HW Vanguard Awards recognize C-level and business unit executives who have become leaders in their respective fields within housing and mortgage finance -- those whose leadership is moving markets forward. The 2017 Vanguard Awards honored 45 executives selected by the HousingWire editorial staff based on tangible leadership within their companies and the industry at large.

"I'm honored to receive HousingWire's 2017 Vanguard Award and to be on this prestigious list of industry leaders," Merkle said. "With our innovative products and excellent service, National MI is helping lenders extend the dream of homeownership to more borrowers. This award is, without question, a testament to National MI's outstanding management team and our hard-working and talented employees."

With experience in mortgage insurance, mortgage banking, business development and operations, Merkle has been a key factor in establishing National MI as a successful mortgage insurance company that offers products with attractive master policy terms and a unique value proposition.

"Claudia has been an exceptional leader, and has been instrumental in National MI's growth," said Bradley Shuster, CEO and chairman. "Her strong business acumen and guidance leading the front lines of sales and operations has been vital to our success. Claudia has a very bright future."

HousingWire Magazine Editor Sarah Wheeler said, "Our Vanguard winners represent an incredible cross section of the industry -- the cream of the crop in lending, servicing, investing and real estate. This group of leaders exemplifies the remarkable depth of talent and expertise in the world of mortgage finance."

About National MI

National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), a subsidiary of NMI Holdings, Inc.(NASDAQ: NMIH), is a U.S.-based, private mortgage insurance company enabling low down payment borrowers to realize home ownership while protecting lenders and investors against losses related to a borrower's default. To learn more, please visit

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National MI
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Source: NMI Holdings, Inc.

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