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Chartis to Join Forces with NYA International Limited Crisis Management Consultancy
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New York – August 26, 2011 – Chartis today announced that it will enter into a contractual agreement with NYA International Limited (NYA), one of the world’s leading specialist kidnap and extortion response consultancies. Beginning December 1, 2011, NYA will be responsible for providing kidnap, extortion, malicious product tampering and maritime piracy consultancy services to the Chartis insurers’ crisis management policyholders.

"As we continue to focus on the ever-increasing kidnap, extortion, malicious product tampering and maritime piracy risks, it is critical to collaborate with a consultancy firm that can provide our clients with the necessary specialization and insights to reduce their exposure to these risks. NYA has an unmatched record of innovation and response techniques that can adapt to meet the challenges presented by these risks,” said Tracie Thompson, Vice President in the Worldwide Liabilities Group at Chartis.

NYA provides crisis management response and advice to clients facing incidents of kidnap and extortion, piracy and international emergency problems. NYA’s team of consultants have managed over 350 response cases in many parts of the world including, but not limited to, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

For more information about Chartis’ relationship with NYA, please contact Tracie Thompson at 212-458- 3472 or send an e-mail to tracie.thompson@chartisinsurance.com.

About Chartis

Chartis is a world leading property-casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 70 million clients around the world. With one of the industry’s most extensive ranges of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength, Chartis enables its commercial and personal insurance clients alike to manage virtually any risk with confidence.

Chartis is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty and general insurance operations of Chartis Inc. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.chartisinsurance.com. All products are written by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of Chartis Inc. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions and is subject to actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain coverage may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

Marie Ali