New CNA Umbrella Leader Appointed To Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Zones

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NEW CNA UMBRELLA LEADER APPOINTED TO NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC ZONES

CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) today announced the appointment of Cheryl Paton as the Assistant Vice President for Umbrella. She joins CNA’s New York office, and will be leading the Umbrella teams for both the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Zones.

“Cheryl will be responsible for setting strategy and producer and portfolio management for those zones, and I am confident that Cheryl’s broad insurance experience, technical expertise and leadership skills will help strengthen producer relationships and grow our Umbrella book of business,” said Katie Wilson, vice president, General Liability and Umbrella - CNA.

Paton brings extensive industry experience to this role including 19 years in umbrella and excess. She comes to CNA from Navigators Management Company, where she served as Vice President, Excess Casualty, responsible for starting and growing their umbrella and excess book of business with retail producers in the New York territory. Prior to this role, she held positions of increasing responsibility in both claim and underwriting throughout her 19 years with Chartis.

Cheryl Paton can be reached at 212-440-2383, or via email at cheryl.paton@cna.com.

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13 th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.

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