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Ace Insurance Makes Two New Appointments

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Ace Insurance Makes Two New Underwriting Appointments

Auckland – 3 November 2006 – ACE Insurance, a leader in the global insurance and reinsurance industry, has made two new appointments to its underwriting team.

Mark Downes has been appointed New Zealand Casualty Manager. Mark worked for ACE Insurance in New Zealand from 1999 to 2004. He then moved to London, where he has been working for ACE Europe in the International Casualty team. Mark will relocate back to New Zealand in January 2007 and will start with us in early February.

Stephen Burt has been appointed Property Underwriter. He was most recently an insurance broker at Willis. Prior to this he held underwriting positions at insurance companies in New Zealand and Australia. He joins the team on 6 November.

ACE has operations in over 50 countries globally and has the ability to transact business in over 90 jurisdictions. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ACE). ACE has been operating in New Zealand for five years although its roots here date back to the 1920’s. ACE offers broker-based corporate and commercial casualty, group personal accident and corporate travel products, and corporate property business, tailored to clients’ needs. New Zealand clients range from small businesses through to corporates and multinational concerns.
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