Everest Re Group, Ltd. (NYSE:RE) announced today that Keith Lavigne has joined Everest Insurance® as the newly appointed leader of Management & Professional Liability within Everest Specialty Underwriters. Prior to joining Everest, Keith served as Executive Vice President of Chubb Financial Lines, and business segment Leader for Chubb's retail management liability business. In this capacity, Keith managed a team of 300 underwriters across 38 offices in North America, focused on providing specialty solutions to companies in the private and not-for-profit industry segments. Prior to joining ACE in March of 2009 (currently known as Chubb), Keith spent approximately eight years with AIG, most recently as Senior Vice President of the AIG executive liability financial institutions division. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in financial accounting from the University of New Haven and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Connecticut. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("AICPA") and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants ("CSCPA"). Commenting on the hire, Mike Karmilowicz, Head of Everest Specialty Underwriters stated, "We are thrilled that Keith has joined us at Everest. Keith is an accomplished and action oriented leader, as well as a strong underwriting technician who will be a tremendous asset to Everest as we continue to innovate and solve our clients and trading partners' most challenging problems." Keith will manage his team of US underwriters from the Everest Insurance® office in New York City. Everest Re Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda holding company that operates through the following subsidiaries: Everest Reinsurance Company provides reinsurance to property and casualty insurers in both the U.S. and international markets. Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda), Ltd., including through its branch in the United Kingdom, provides reinsurance and insurance to worldwide property and casualty markets and reinsurance to life insurers. Everest Reinsurance Company (Ireland), dac, provides reinsurance to non-life insurers in Europe. Everest Insurance ® refers to the primary insurance operations of Everest Re Group, Ltd., and its affiliated companies which offer property, casualty and specialty lines insurance on both an admitted and non-admitted basis in the U.S. and internationally. The Company also operates within the Lloyd's insurance market through Syndicate 2786. In addition, through Mt. Logan Re, Ltd., the Company manages segregated accounts, capitalized by the Company and third party investors that provide reinsurance for property catastrophe risks. Additional information on Everest Re Group companies can be found at the Group's web site at www.everestregroup.com.