Zurich North America Commercial names Salvatore Pollaro to lead management solutions group

Schaumburg, Ill., May 2, 2008 – Zurich today announced the appointment of Salvatore Pollaro to head its Management Solutions Group. In this role, Pollaro will lead a nationwide team that develops and markets Zurich’s portfolio of management liability solutions, including corporate directors & officers (D&O) coverage, middle market D&O coverage, employment practices liability insurance, fiduciary coverage, crime insurance and management solutions for diversified financial institutions.

“Sal brings an exceptional combination of knowledge and experience to this role,” said Seraina Maag, president of Zurich’s Specialties business unit. “Based on his many years working in the management solutions marketplace, he has a deep understanding of the exposures – as well as innovative ways to address them. He has been, and will continue to be, a key contributor to building a leadership role for Zurich in the management solutions arena.”

Pollaro added, “I am excited about the opportunity to serve Zurich’s customers and distributors in this new capacity. Zurich has a talented team of individuals committed to delivering meaningful management liability solutions that address this rapidly changing environment.”

Pollaro joined Zurich in 1996 in the employment practices liability group. He has served in numerous management capacities with Zurich and most recently led the D&O and fiduciary business. Pollaro also led the development and launch of Zurich’s Side A Executive Asset Protection, ™ providing coverage for personal assets of directors, officers and others with fiduciary responsibility.

Pollaro is a graduate of Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y. and earned his Master of Business Administration from Pace University, New York, N.Y.

About Zurich Financial
Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. In North America, Zurich (www.zurichna.com) is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, small business, specialties and programs sectors.

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