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W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Steven S. Zeitman President of Admiral Insurance

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W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced that Steven S. Zeitman has been named president of Admiral Insurance, a W. R. Berkley Company(R), succeeding James S. Carey. The appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Zeitman has nearly 45 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry and most recently served as Admiral Insurance’s chief operating officer. He joined W. R. Berkley Corporation in 2004 as the founding president of Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers (BSUM). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Economics from Long Island University in Brooklyn.

William R. Berkley, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said: “With his extensive experience and expertise in the surplus lines insurance market and proven success at BSUM and in his present role, we are pleased to have Steve take the helm at Admiral Insurance.”

Admiral Insurance provides excess and surplus lines coverage for commercial risks that generally consist of hard-to place, specialized risks that involve moderate to high degrees of hazard. Its lines of business include general liability, professional liability, property, and excess and umbrella coverage. Admiral’s professional liability and program operations include special coverages for technology, ambulatory surgery centers, chiropractors and concierge physicians. Its products are distributed exclusively by wholesale brokers.

For further information about the products and services available from Admiral Insurance, please visit www.admiralins.com.

Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates in three segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance-Domestic, Insurance-International and Reinsurance-Global.

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