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Chartis Forms Dedicated Underwriting and Service Unit for Logistics Companies
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New York – October 13, 2009 – Chartis today announced the formation of its Global Marine and Energy division’s new Logistics Unit, an innovative center of underwriting and service excellence for logistics companies worldwide. The unit will be led by Bryan Rettmann, an insurance industry veteran and logistics expert.

"The formation of a Logistics Unit and the appointment of Bryan Rettmann to lead the unit is a significant step in serving today’s logistics companies with superior underwriting and service expertise, which Chartis has demonstrated for decades," said Richard Decker, President of Global Marine, a unit of Global Marine and Energy. "As today's logistics companies continue to expand their reach and responsibilities around the world, they now have better access to the custom solutions needed for the unique risks they face."

Solutions available through the Logistics Unit include freight liability and cargo insurance. This helps clients meet the exposures faced when expanding the scope of their services. In addition, clients have access to the highest quality global supply chain loss control services.

For information on these or the range of solutions offered by Chartis for logistics companies, please contact Bryan Rettmann at bryan.rettman@chartisinsurance.com.

About Chartis

Chartis is a world leading property-casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 40 million clients in over 160 countries and jurisdictions. With a 90-year history, 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 212-458-2536