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Chartis Names Gretchen A. Hayes Chief Diversity Officer
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NEW YORK – February 11, 2010 – Chartis Inc., a world leader in property-casualty and general insurance, today announced the appointment of Gretchen A. Hayes as Chief Diversity Officer, responsible for Chartis’ diversity initiatives including talent acquisition, retention and development, community outreach, supplier diversity, distribution channels, and product development.

Kristian P. Moor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chartis, said, “Chartis is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse employee base to best serve our clients around the world. Gretchen’s experience in managing underwriting and sales and marketing units for Chartis’ International and U.S. operations gives her a unique perspective to successfully drive our diversity initiatives.

Ms. Hayes was most recently appointed Executive Vice President of Chartis International’s Corporate Accounts Practice. She has held senior positions in both the U.S. and International businesses, including serving as President of the Strategic Relationship Group (SRG), President of the eBusiness Risk Solutions unit, and Senior Vice President of Global Trade and Political Risk Insurance. She received B.A. degrees in English Literature and Economics from the University of the Pacific in California.

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