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Regulation FD Disclosure, Other Events

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On November 18, 2011, United Fire & Casualty Company issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.15 per share to be paid on January 3, 2012 to Company stockholders of record on December 15, 2011.
In the same press release, it was announced that United Fire & Casualty Company's Board of Directors scheduled a special meeting of stockholders for 10
a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at the Company's home office building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the special meeting, stockholders will be asked to approve the formation of a new holding company structure for the United Fire Group (the "Reorganization"). Company stockholders of record as of November 28, 2011, will have the opportunity to vote at the special meeting. A copy of the news release issued November 18, 2011 announcing the dividend declaration and the special meeting of stockholders is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Additional Information and Where to Find It United Fire & Casualty Company and United Fire Group, Inc. have filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") that includes a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents in connection with the proposed Reorganization. UF&C STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY THESE DOCUMENTS AND THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/ PROSPECTUS, WHEN FILED AND MAILED, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN AND WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED REORGANIZATION.
Investors may obtain a free copy of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and other filings containing information about UF&C, United Fire Group and the proposed Reorganization, from the SEC at the SEC's public website at In addition, copies of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and other filings containing information about UF&C, United Fire Group and the proposed Reorganization may be obtained without charge by directing a request to United Fire & Casualty Company, 118 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, Attention: Investor Relations Department (Telephone:
(319) 399-5700) or accessing them on UF&C's public website at UF&C, its directors, executive officers, certain other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of UF&C in favor of the proposed Reorganization. Additional information regarding the interests of potential participants in the proxy solicitation is included in the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and will be included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents that United Fire & Casualty Company and United Fire Group, Inc. have filed and intend to file with the SEC in connection with the Special Meeting. Disclosure of forward-looking statements This release may contain forward-looking statements about our operations, anticipated performance and other similar matters. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and/or projected. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about our company, the industry in which we operate, and beliefs and assumptions made by management. Words such as "expect(s)," "anticipate(s)," "intend(s)," "plan(s)," "believe(s)," "continue(s)," "seek(s)," "estimate(s)," "goal(s)," "target(s)," "forecast(s)," "project(s)," "predict(s)," "should," "could," "may," "will continue," "might," "hope," "can" and other words and terms of similar meaning or expression in connection with a discussion of future operating, financial performance or financial condition, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed in such forward-looking statements. Information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained in Part I Item 1A "Risk Factors" of our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December, 31, 2010, filed with the SEC on March 1, 2011 and in our report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, filed with the SEC on November 7, 2011. The risks identified on Form 10-K are representative of the risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from what is expressed in forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release or as of the date they are made.

Item 8.01. Other Events

United Fire & Casualty Company issued a news release on November 18, 2011 announcing a dividend distribution to stockholders. Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of the November 18, 2011 press release. The press release is being filed pursuant to Item 8.01, and is incorporated herein by reference. Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) None.
(b) None.
(c) None.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are furnished herewith.

Exhibit 99.1 News Release issued by United Fire & Casualty Company dated November 18, 2011.

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