News Release

ACE Westchester Appoints Bruce Kessler President, Casualty and Specialty Lines
Feb 6, 2010

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE Westchester, the U.S.-based wholesale-focused property & casualty operation of the ACE Group, today announced the appointment of Bruce Kessler as President, ACE Westchester Casualty and Specialty Lines. Based in Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Kessler will have responsibility for leading overall efforts, including new business development, strategic direction and implementation of underwriting strategy and product development of all casualty, environmental, transportation, and management and professional liability products and services.

Mr. Kessler will report to Dennis Crosby, President and Chief Executive Officer, ACE Westchester, who recently added to his responsibilities the position of Chairman, ACE Commercial Risk Services®, a newly-established division that provides specialty products and solutions to small businesses in North America.

"Bruce has been instrumental in helping to bring underwriting consistency across all of our business operations in North America, and this record of success will serve us well as we continue to grow the wholesale-focused casualty and specialty lines operations of ACE Westchester,” said Mr. Crosby. “As the unique risks our customers face become increasingly more complex, we are very fortunate to have someone with Bruce’s strong leadership qualities and vast industry knowledge, as we set the stage for a strong future.”

Mr. Kessler brings to this position more than 28 years of insurance industry experience, and most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Insurance-North America, a position he held since July 2005. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Global Reinsurance, ACE Tempest Re USA, the company’s Stamford, Connecticut-based reinsurance company. Prior to his tenure with ACE, Mr. Kessler held a number of senior underwriting positions with reinsurance companies, including American-Re Insurance Company, NAC Reinsurance Company and General Reinsurance Company.

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