John J. Amore and Dominic J. Addesso Appointed to the Board of Directors of Everest Re Group, Ltd.

  John J. Amore and Dominic J. Addesso Appointed to the Board of Directors of
  Everest Re Group, Ltd.

Business Wire

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- September 20, 2012

Everest Re Group, Ltd. (NYSE: RE) announced the appointments of John J. Amore
and Dominic J. Addesso to its Board of Directors, effective September 19,

John J. Amore served as Chief Executive Officer of the General Insurance
division of Zurich Financial Services and also served as a member of Zurich’s
Group Executive Committee, until his retirement in 2010. Mr. Amore joined
Zurich in 1992 and was named President of Zurich American Specialties business
in 1994. In 2000, he assumed the leadership role of Chief Executive Officer of
the entire U.S. region. In 2001, Mr. Amore was appointed to the Group
Executive Committee and he became Chief Executive Officer of Zurich’s North
America Corporate business division. Prior to joining Zurich, Mr. Amore was
vice chairman of the Commerce and Industry Insurance Company, a member of
American International Group (AIG).

Mr. Amore is currently a consultant to Zurich Financial Services and is a
Delegate of the Board for the Geneva Association. From 2008 to 2010, he served
on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors; and from 2001 to 2008,
Mr. Amore was a member of the board of the American Insurance Association.
John Amore graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Management from Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University and with an MBA in Finance from New York University.

Dominic J. Addesso serves as President of Everest Re Group. In July 2012, it
was announced that Mr. Addesso will succeed Mr. Taranto as Chief Executive
Officer of the Company upon his retirement at the end of 2013. Mr. Addesso
joined Everest in 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
and was appointed President in June 2011. Prior to joining the Company, he had
been with Munich Re America where he held the position of President of its
Regional Clients division, responsible for operational and underwriting
management. Mr. Addesso had joined Munich Re America in 1997 from Selective
Insurance Group, where he spent 19 years in a number of senior leadership
positions, including that of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Addesso started his
career with KPMG after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting
from the University of Notre Dame and holds memberships in the American
Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

Mr. Joseph V. Taranto, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said “We are
extremely fortunate to continue to attract such talent to our Company and our
Board. Both John and Dom bring a wealth of experience and are admired
executives within our industry. Their leadership and fresh insights will be
welcome additions to our extremely strong and active Board of Directors.”

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), Limited provides reinsurance to non-life insurers in Europe.
Everest National Insurance Company and Everest Security Insurance Company
provide property and casualty insurance to policyholders in the U.S. Everest
Indemnity Insurance Company offers excess and surplus lines insurance in the
U.S. Everest Insurance Company of Canada provides property and casualty
insurance to policyholders in Canada. Additional information on Everest Re
Group companies can be found at the Group’s web site at


Everest Global Services, Inc.
Elizabeth B. Farrell, 908-604-3169
Vice President, Investor Relations
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