W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced that Alejandro Jiménez has been promoted to presidente ejectutivo of W. R. Berkley Insurance (Europe), Limited Sucursal en España (W. R. Berkley España) reporting directly to Stuart Wright, chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Insurance (Europe), Limited (WRBIEL). The appointment was effective September 1, 2012. Sr. Jiménez succeeds Javier Esteban, who served in the role of presidente ejecutivo from December 1, 2009 to September 1, 2012. William R. Berkley, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said: “We thank Javier for his outstanding contributions to W. R. Berkley España and are delighted that he has agreed to continue working with W. R. Berkley Corporation as a consultant and to join the Board of WRBIEL in the near future as a non-executive director, subject to regulatory approval. We are also very pleased that Alejandro has agreed to take on this important leadership role and look forward to working closely with him as we continue to build our business in Spain.” W. R. Berkley España, based in Madrid, Spain, is a leading provider of malpractice coverage for doctors and private hospitals and other insurance services throughout Spain. For further information about the products and services available from W. R. Berkley España, please contact Alejandro Jiménez at AJimenez@wrberkley.com or visit www.wrbeurope.com/spain. Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates in five segments of the property casualty insurance business: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international.