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Zurich Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

April, 12th 2011

Zurich Insurance plc has announced the appointment of Ken Norgrove as Chief Executive Officer of its General Insurance business in Ireland.

As CEO, Mr. Norgrove will be responsible for continuing the development of Zurich’s General Insurance business through the delivery of high quality services to Zurich customers and insurance brokers in Ireland.

Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Manley, CEO of Zurich General Insurance Europe and member of the Zurich Group Management Board said, "Ken brings extensive domestic and overseas insurance experience to his new role with Zurich. We are confident that his expertise will be a great addition to the Irish operation and he will play a key role in growing and developing our business offering in the years ahead."

Mr. Norgrove joins Zurich from Travelers Insurance where he was Vice President responsible for International Strategic Development. Prior to that he held several senior roles with RSA Insurance including CEO Group Renewable Energy, UK Director SME and Director of Underwriting for Ireland. Mr. Norgrove is a Fellow of Chartered Insurance Institute.

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading general insurance companies offering a wide range of products, from Private Motor and Home Insurance to Engineering and Commercial Property Insurance.

Zurich has a total of around 1,100 employees across its life and general insurance businesses in Ireland.

Ken Norgrove, CEO Ireland,
Zurich Insurance plc