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Pat Drinan Appointed ACE UK&I National Distribution and Development Director
May 27, 2008

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE Europe has announced the appointment of Pat Drinan as National Distribution and Development Director for the UK & Ireland.

In this new role Pat will be responsible for developing broker relationships and distribution of ACEs products throughout the UK and Ireland via its eleven offices.

Working with the ACE development and underwriting teams Pat will concentrate on enhancing our client and broker service proposition, using both traditional and technology driven methods. Commenting on the appointment Pat said ACE with its financial strength, global reach and capabilities and enviable product portfolio is in a strong position. I am confident of ACEs ability to become the preferred carrier in our chosen sectors due to the quality of our people and products throughout the UK and Ireland.

Richard Pryce, President ACE UK and Ireland commented In the UK and Ireland ACE is an innovative, nimble and professional insurance carrier. We pride ourselves on being market leading with our products and their delivery. Pat has achieved considerable success in transforming the way we distribute our products and I am looking forward to working with him as we build closer relationships with our key brokers.


Pat Drinan joined ACE in 2003 and spent a number of years running the ACE D&O department, transforming it into one of the leading Primary markets in the UK & Ireland. In 2007 he took on the role of National Distribution Director and has played a key role in transforming ACEs 11 branch operations so they are customer facing, empowered and positioned to deliver superior service.


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

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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Katie Weeks, + 44-(0)-20-7173-7585
Communications Manager