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Beazley Strengthens Public Company D&O Underwriting Capabilities

NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deirdre Finn, a highly experienced management liability underwriter, has joined Beazley in New York, further enhancing the service provided by the company's US management liability team. Deirdre will help build upon Beazley's established and growing presence in the US, primarily underwriting public company D&O.

Deirdre joins Beazley from Navigators, where from 2001 she built and managed a substantial book of management liability business. Her prior experience includes senior underwriting roles at Axcelera and Reliance.

"We are delighted that Deirdre has agreed to join Beazley," said Marc London, head of the Beazley's US management liability team. "Over the past seven years our Specialty Lines division has built an impressive local presence in the US with more than seventy-five underwriters and claims managers. With her technical underwriting background and business development experience, Deirdre will fit right in with our 'straight answers' approach to the business."

Deirdre may be reached at deirdre.finn@beazley.com, and 917-344-3310, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10020.

For further information, please contact: Marc London (646) 378 4012

Note to editors: Beazley's Lloyd's syndicates are the largest insurers of US D&O coverage in the London insurance market and, since 2005, the company has also built a substantial local presence in the US market, writing a broad suite of management liability products including D&O for both public and private companies, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability and fidelity insurance, through both Beazley Insurance Company Inc. and Lloyd's syndicates 623/2623.

 Beazley plc (BEZ.L), is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. Beazley manages five Lloyd's syndicates and, in 2011, underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $1,712.5 million. All Lloyd's syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best.

Beazley's underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products. In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states. In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd's.

Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business.

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