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Equifax and OneBeacon Professional Insurance Announce Data Breach Services Agreement

  Equifax and OneBeacon Professional Insurance Announce Data Breach Services
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PR Newswire

MINNETONKA, Minn., Nov. 29, 2012

MINNETONKA, Minn., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --OneBeacon Professional
Insurance (OBPI), a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group (NYSE: OB), today
announced it is updating its Network Security and Privacy Liability Policy to
provide data breach services from Equifaxif acovered breach event occurs. A
global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions, Equifax has
developed the industry standard for breach services via their turnkey program.
If a covered breach event occurs, Equifax will provide certain notification,
credit monitoring and call center services for OneBeacon insureds.

"I am very pleased to be working with Equifax on this effort.Their knowledge
and expertise will provide an exceptional level of service and confidence to
our insureds," points out David Molitano, Vice President of OneBeacon
Professional Insurance's Content, Technology and Services Division. "We
recognize that information and data are the lifeblood of today's
businesses.However, they are also among the confidential information treasure
troves that represent high-value targets for hackers."

"A data breach can substantially damage a company's finances and reputation,"
said Trey Loughran, President of the Personal Solutions business unit of
Equifax. "An incident of this nature—unchecked—can quickly undermine
credibility that has been built up over long periods of time.We are pleased
to work with OneBeacon to help enable their policyholders' efforts to respond
quickly and appropriately to breach situations."

Please refer to the actual policy for exact coverage descriptions and limits;
exclusions and deductibles may apply. Coverages are subject to policy terms
and conditions and may not be available in all states. The policy is primarily
underwritten by one of the following insurance companies: Homeland Insurance
Company of New York or Homeland Insurance Company of Delaware.

About OneBeacon Professional Insurance: OneBeacon Professional Insurance is a
member of OneBeacon Insurance Group that specializes in professional liability
solutions for targeted industries including hospitals, long-term care
facilities, medical facilities, physician groups, media organizations,
lawyers, real estate professionals, design professionals, financial services
and technology providers. Additionally, OneBeacon Professional Insurance
provides employment practices liability insurance, management liability and
tailored products for complex organizations including health care provider
excess insurance and HMO reinsurance. General liability, property and workers
compensation coverages are also available for financial institutions.

About OneBeacon: OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda-domiciled
holding company that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol "OB." OneBeacon's underwriting companies offer a range of specialty
insurance products sold through independent agencies, regional and national
brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies. Each business is managed
by an experienced team of specialty insurance professionals focused on a
specific customer group or industry segment. OneBeacon's solutions target
professional liability; ocean and inland marine; collector cars and boats;
entertainment, sports and leisure; excess property; environmental; group
accident; programs; public entities; technology; and tuition refund. For
further information about our products and services visit: www.onebeacon.com
and to remain up to date on OneBeacon's news, follow us on Twitter
@OneBeaconIns or visit our online newsroom: www.onebeacon.com/newsroom.

About Equifax, Inc. Equifax is a global leader in consumer and commercial
information solutions, providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with
information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more
than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide, and uses
advanced analytics and proprietary technology to create and deliver customized
insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of
consumers.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 18 countries
and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. For more
information, please visit www.equifax.com or contact: Michele Cacdac-Jones at
678.795.7885 or michele.cacdac-jones@equifax.com

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical
facts, included or referenced in this release which address activities, events
or developments which we expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future
are forward-looking statements. The words "will," "believe," "intend,"
"expect," "anticipate," "project," "estimate," "predict" and similar
expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements include, among others, statements with respect to
OneBeacon's:

  ochange in book value per share or return on equity;
  obusiness strategy;
  ofinancial and operating targets or plans;
  oincurred loss and loss adjustment expenses and the adequacy of its loss
    and loss adjustment expense reserves and related reinsurance;
  oprojections of revenues, income (or loss), earnings (or loss) per share,
    dividends, market share or other financial forecasts;
  oexpansion and growth of our business and operations; and
  ofuture capital expenditures.

These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by
OneBeacon in light of its experience and perception of historical trends,
current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors
believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual
results and developments will conform to our expectations and predictions is
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results
to differ materially from expectations, including:

  oclaims arising from catastrophic events, such as hurricanes, windstorms,
    earthquakes, floods, or terrorist attacks;
  orecorded loss and loss adjustment expense reserves subsequently proving to
    have been inadequate;
  othe continued availability and cost of reinsurance coverage;
  othe continued availability of capital and financing;
  ogeneral economic, market or business conditions;
  obusiness opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to it and
    pursued;
  ocompetitive forces, including the conduct of other property and casualty
    insurers and agents;
  ochanges in domestic or foreign laws or regulations, or their
    interpretation, applicable to OneBeacon, its competitors, its agents or
    its customers;
  oan economic downturn or other economic conditions adversely affecting its
    financial position including stock market volatility;
  oactions taken by ratings agencies from time to time, such as financial
    strength or credit ratings downgrades or placing ratings on negative
    watch;
  othe risks that are described from time to time in OneBeacon's filings with
    the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to
    OneBeacon's Annual Report on the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
    December 31, 2011 filed February 28, 2012 and OneBeacon's Quarterly Report
    on the Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2012 filed
    October 30, 2012.

Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release
are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance
that the actual results or developments anticipated by OneBeacon will be
realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected
consequences to, or effects on, OneBeacon or its business or operations.
OneBeacon assumes no obligation to update publicly any such forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.

Website: www.onebeaconpro.com

SOURCE OneBeacon Insurance Group

Website: http://www.onebeacon.com
Website: http://www.onebeaconpro.com
Contact: Carmen Duarte, +1-781-332-7268, cduarte@onebeacon.com
 
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