NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) today announced that ithas appointed Christopher F. Finneran as U.S. Chief Claims Officerof Navigators Management Company, Inc., the Group's principalunderwriting agency subsidiary. Mr. Finneran will beresponsible for managing all U.S. claims, and will report to BruceJ. Byrnes, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & ChiefCompliance Officer. Prior to joining Navigators, Mr. Finneran most recently was headof claims at Everest National Insurance Company, where he oversaw abook of Auto & General Liability, Construction Defect, D&O, Professional Liability, Workers' Compensation and Propertyclaims. The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialtyinsurance holding company with insurance company operations,underwriting management companies, and operations at Lloyd's.Headquartered in New York, Navigators has offices in majorinsurance centers in the United States, the United Kingdom andContinental 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 a description ofNavigators' business and the important factors that may affect thatbusiness. Navigators undertakes no obligation to publicly update orrevise any forward-looking statement.
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