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Lexington Insurance Company Introduces LexNanoShield SM
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NEW YORK – March 30, 2010 – Lexington Insurance Company, a Chartis company, today introduced LexNanoShieldSM, an integrated insurance product and array of risk management services designed for firms whose principal business is manufacturing nanoparticles or nanomaterials, or using them in their processes.

For the exposures faced by these pioneering companies, LexNanoShield includes liability coverage that provides protection for general liability, product liability, product pollution legal liability and product recall liability exposures. In addition, first party product recall coverage is available to reimburse expenses incurred if a product containing nanoparticles or nanomaterials is recalled from the market for safety reasons. LexNanoShield also provides insureds with legal, technical and loss control consulting services to help develop, implement and assess nanotechnology-specific risk management programs.

“The enhanced reactivity of materials on the nanoscale has led to sunscreens you can’t see, clothes that don’t wrinkle, and paint coatings that don’t scratch. Because many of these products and others like them are relatively new, they require unique coverage and service,” said Tom McLaughlin, Lexington’s Senior Vice President of Specialty Casualty. “LexNanoShield can help insureds assess and manage these new nanotechnology exposures.”

LexNanoShield is written on a claims made basis and is available to firms domiciled in the United States. Supporting risk management services include two hours of confidential consultation with a national law firm with expertise in nanotechnology, as well as two hours of technical consulting and on-site loss control consultations.

For more information regarding LexNanoShield, contact Bob Nevin, Product Line Manager, at 617-772-4546 or robert.nevin@chartisinsurance.com, or Tom McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Lexington’s Specialty Casualty unit, at 617-330-8555 or thomas.mclaughlin@chartisinsurance.com. You can also visit www.lexingtoninsurance.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