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ACE UK Appoints National Distribution Director
Nov 16, 2007

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE UK (NYSE:ACE) has announced the appointment of Patrick Drinan as UK & Ireland National Distribution Director.

Patrick will report directly to Richard Pryce, President ACE UK, and moves from his previous role as UK & Ireland Commercial Property & Casualty (P&C) Manager.

In this new role, Pat will work closely with the Underwriting and Business Development teams and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the distribution of ACEs products and its service proposition. This will encompass the efficient deployment of underwriting resources, products and processes throughout ACEs 12 offices in the UK and Ireland.

Commenting on the appointment, Richard Pryce said: In this role Pat will be instrumental in making sure our product and service offering is strengthened across all business lines and effectively delivered to brokers and clients. Following on from the organisational changes ACE UK made back in May of this year, Patricks appointment will ensure we are best positioned to maximise business growth opportunities.


ACE European Group has established branch offices in 19 countries across Europe, Freedom of Services permission to provide insurance services to clients in 30 EEA countries and affiliates in Egypt, Bahrain, Pakistan and Russia.

Part of the ACE Group of Companies, ACE European Group comprises the operations of ACE Europe, ACE Global Markets and ACE Tempest Re Group. ACE Europe provides a range of tailored Property and Casualty, Accident and Health and Personal Lines solutions for a diverse range of clients. ACE Global Markets (AGM) is ACEs specialty international business, underwriting through ACEs Lloyds Syndicate 2488 and ACE European Group Limited. Specialty lines include excess and surplus lines business, Marine, Aviation, Energy and Political Risk as well as Property, Financial Lines and Accident and Health. Additional information on ACE European Group can be found at

The ACE Group of Companies is a global leader in insurance and reinsurance serving a diverse group of clients. Headed by ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE), a component of the Standard & Poors 500 stock index, the ACE Group conducts its business on a worldwide basis with operating subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. Additional information can be found at:


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