Navigators Expands Executive Responsibilities

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) today announced thatits principal underwriting agency subsidiary, Navigators ManagementCompany, Inc., has expanded Adrien T. Robinson's responsibilitiesto include the open-brokerage products of Life Sciences, GlobalPackage, Environmental Casualty, Commercial Auto and ExcessCasualty Retail. Mr. Robinson was previously President of theEnvironmental Casualty division.

"Over the past three years, Adrien and his team havesuccessfully built a quality book of Environmental Casualtybusiness with an innovative customer-focused approach and a keeneye to profitability," said Mr. Vincent C. Tizzio, President &CEO of Navigators Management Company, Inc. "His technical trainingand diverse experience make him uniquely qualified to serve in hisnewly-appointed capacity, and we feel fortunate to have him in thisrole."

Mr. Robinson has been with Navigators since 2008 and is agraduate of the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada (B.S.,Environmental Engineering) and Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D.,Environmental Law). He is both a licensed attorney and accreditedengineer admitted to practice in the State of Illinois. He has beenin the insurance industry in various underwriting and managementpositions since 2001, and held engineering positions priorthereto.

The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialtyinsurance holding company with insurance company operations,underwriting management companies, and operations at Lloyd'sof London. Headquartered in New York, Navigators hasoffices in major insurance centers in the United States,the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" asdefined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Whenever used in this release, the words "estimate," "expect,""believe," "may," "will," "intend," "continue" or similarexpressions are intended to identify such forward-lookingstatements. We cannot assure that results that we anticipate willbe achieved, since results may differ materially because of knownand unknown risks and uncertainties that we face. Please refer toNavigators' most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q and its other filingswith the Securities and Exchange Commission for adescription of Navigators' business and the important factors thatmay affect that business. Navigators undertakes no obligation topublicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.
CONTACT: Business Inquiries:         Adrien Robinson         (312) 506-8169                   Media Inquiries:         Taha Ebrahimi         (914) 933-6209          

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