RSA: RSA Insurance Group Plc: Directorate Change

  RSA: RSA Insurance Group Plc: Directorate Change

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

           RSA Group Announces Martin Scicluna as its New Chairman

Leading global insurer RSA today announces the appointment of Martin Scicluna
as its new Chairman.

Martin brings considerable financial services experience having spent over 30
years at Deloitte where he was Chairman from 1995 to 2007. He has also built
up wide Board experience in his current roles as Chairman of Great Portland
Estates Plc and Chairman of the Audit committee and a Non-Executive Director
of Lloyd’s Banking Group Plc.

He will join the Board on 1 January 2013 and succeeds John Napier who is
stepping down after ten years with effect from 31 December 2012.

Edward Lea, Senior Independent Director, said:

“I am delighted that Martin is to be RSA’s next Chairman. His considerable
knowledge and understanding of the financial services sector and his board
experience will be real assets to the Group. Martin will bring a fresh
approach that will support our aims to deliver an excellent service to our
customers and value for our shareholders.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank John for his contribution
and commitment to the company over the last ten years. Alongside the
management team he has been instrumental in transforming RSA into the thriving
global business it is today. The Board would like to congratulate John on his
tenure as Chairman and wish him well for the future.”

Martin Scicluna said:

“It is a privilege to be appointed as Chairman of one of the world’s largest
international insurers. I look forward to joining the RSA team and working
with my new colleagues on the Board.”

There is no other information required to be disclosed in respect of his
appointment under Listing Rule 9.6.13R.

For further information:

Analysts                    Press
Matt Hotson                   Louise Shield
Tel: +44 (0) 207 111 7212     Tel: +44 (0) 20 7111 7047
                              
Rupert Taylor-Rea             Bart Nash
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7111 7140     Tel: +44 (0) 20 7111 7336

Notes to Editors:

About Martin Scicluna

Great Portland Estates plc   Chairman since 2009
                               Non Executive Director since 2008.
Lloyds Banking Group plc       Chairman, Audit Committee since 2009
                               Non Executive Director since 2008.
Deloitte LLP                   Chairman, 1995 – 2007
                               Partner, 1982 – 2008
                               Head of London Audit, 1990 – 1995
Deloitte Touche Tomhatsu       Member Board of Directors, 1998 – 2007

Mr Scicluna is also Governor, Berkhamsted School.

About RSA

With a 300 year heritage, RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational
quoted insurance groups. RSA has major operations in the UK, Scandinavia,
Canada, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East, Latin America and Central and
Eastern Europe and has the capability to write business in around 140
countries. Focusing on general insurance, RSA has around 23,000 employees and,
in 2011, its net written premiums were £8.1 billion.

Important Disclaimer

This press release may contain ‘forward-looking statements’ with respect to
certain of the Group’s plans and its current goals and expectations relating
to its future financial condition, performance results, strategic initiatives
and objectives. Generally, words such as “may”, “could”, “will”, “expect”,
“intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “aim”, “outlook”, “believe”, “plan”,
“seek”, “continue” or similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. By
their nature, all forward-looking statements are inherently predictive and
speculative and involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future
events and circumstances which are beyond the Group’s control, including
amongst other things, UK domestic and global economic business conditions,
market-related risks such as fluctuations in interest rates and exchange
rates, the policies and actions of regulatory authorities, the impact of
competition, inflation, deflation, the timing impact and other uncertainties
of future acquisitions or combinations within relevant industries, as well as
the impact of tax and other legislation or regulations in the jurisdictions in
which the Group and its affiliates operate. As a result, the Group’s actual
future financial condition, performance and results may differ materially from
the plans, goals and expectations set forth in the Group’s forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release are current only
as of the date on which such statements are made. The Group undertakes no
obligation to update any forward-looking statements, save in respect of any
requirement under applicable law or regulation. Nothing in this press release
shall be construed as a profit forecast.

Contact:

RSA Insurance Group Plc
 
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