EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - June 01, 2016) -  National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), a subsidiary of NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH), announces that Brian Maryo and Farrah Panetta have been named to HousingWire's Rising Stars recognition program. The program is among the industry's first to recognize young mortgage and housing industry professionals under the age of 40 who have become leaders in their respective fields.

Recipients for this year's awards were selected from hundreds of nominations received by HousingWire editors during an open nomination period. Winners are featured in the June issue of HousingWire magazine.

"National MI is very pleased to have not only one, but two of its employees recognized as Rising Stars by HousingWire," said Claudia Merkle, executive vice president and chief of insurance operations. "Both Brian and Farrah have been instrumental in National MI's growth and success since we started in 2012. Brian has used his technology acumen to help build National MI's financial services platform, which supports our core mortgage insurance operations. And Farrah played a key role in growing our servicing department from the ground up."

Thirty-four year old Maryo is a product manager in IT. "I'm very honored to be named to HousingWire's list of Rising Stars," Maryo said. Last year, Maryo was recognized with National MI's Pinnacle Award in recognition of his contributions to National MI's success through its startup phase, its IPO in 2013 and its stellar growth since.

Thirty-five year old Panetta serves as National MI's director of policy servicing. In that role she has been a major contributor in building the company's policy servicing department from scratch, which includes the creation of a policy servicing guide, as well as the forms and servicing procedures National MI now employs. "I look forward to continued success with National MI, and am excited to be recognized by HousingWire," Panetta said.

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 www.nationalmi.com.

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