Press release

Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Selects Guidewire InsurancePlatform Products to Transform Core Operations, Data and Analytics, and Digital Engagement Capabilities

Sponsored by Businesswire

Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, the sixth largest Ontario-based
farm mutual insurer that provides residential, automobile, farm, and
commercial insurance products, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:
GWRE), provider of the industry platform Property and Casualty (P&C)
insurers rely upon, today announced that Ayr Farmers Mutual has selected
Guidewire InsurancePlatform™ products* to transform and digitize its
operations to drive higher policyholder and producer engagement and
satisfaction. The company plans to implement all of the products across
all lines of business. Guidewire PartnerConnect™ Consulting
member EY has been selected to lead the implementation project.

“It is our desire to provide policyholders with an exceptional service
experience. This initiative enables us to continue our commitment to
them with a strong technology platform that allows us to not just
respond, but also anticipate their needs quickly and easily,” said Jeff
Whiting, President & CEO, Ayr Farmers Mutual. “The Guidewire platform
will help us continue to innovate, creating the opportunity to be more
agile and nimble in adjusting our products, pricing and processes. We
also look forward to leveraging the opportunity for transformational
change to support strategic growth and introduce efficiencies and
integrations that will enhance our policyholder experience.”

“EY will be working with Guidewire to transform Ayr Farmers Mutual’s
customer experience,” said Neil Pengelly, EY Canada’s Insurance
Technology Advisory Leader. “Improving company digital systems and data
are important priorities and we look forward to a successful
implementation project.”

“We are pleased to welcome Ayr Farmers Mutual to the Guidewire customer
community,” said Steve Sherry, chief sales officer, Guidewire Software.
“Guidewire is excited to collaborate with Ayr Farmers Mutual on this
next phase of their policyholder journey. We look forward to helping
deepen their engagement with policyholders, producers, and stakeholders
as they transform their operations and prepare for ’what’s next.’”

* Ayr Farmers Mutual has selected Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, Guidewire
Client Data Management™, Guidewire Rating Management™, and Guidewire
Reinsurance Management™ as its policy administration, underwriting,
client data, rating, reinsurance, claims, and billing management
products. The company also selected Guidewire DataHub™ and Guidewire
InfoCenter™ as its enterprise-wide data management and analytics systems.

About Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company

In 1893, Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company was established out of the
desire to provide community residents with protection from devastating
losses caused by fire. 125 years later, our products, service and
technological capabilities have evolved. One constant component has
remained; our philosophy of neighbour helping neighbour which is the
core of the mutual values. Our primary focus is our Policyholders and
their needs, which continues to drive our business. Ayr Farmers Mutual
is constantly evolving and is excited to be taking a tremendous
technological leap forward by introducing our partnership with
Guidewire. For more company information, please visit
and follow us on twitter: @AyrMutual.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire delivers the industry platform that Property and Casualty
(P&C) insurers rely upon to adapt and succeed in a time of accelerating
change. We provide the software, services, and partner ecosystem to
enable our customers to run, differentiate, and grow their business. We
are privileged to serve more than 350 companies in 32 countries. For
more information, please visit
and follow us on twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

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