QBE announces $600,000 in foundation grants

                 QBE announces $600,000 in foundation grants

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --QBE has announced the 10 charitable
organizations that will receive $600,000 in QBE Foundation grants. They are:

  oAutism Speaks – $25,000
  oBoys and Girls Clubs of America – $100,000
  oCovenant House, New York – $50,000
  oDress for Success – $50,000
  oGoodwill Industries – $50,000
  oHabitat for Humanity – $150,000
  oNational Multiple Sclerosis Society – $25,000
  oTeach for America – $50,000
  oUnited Way of Dane County, Wisconsin – $50,000
  oWounded Warrior Project – $50,000

According to QBE President and Chief Executive Officer John Rumpler, these
organizations provide services that fit well with the foundation mission. The
foundation is dedicated to supporting vocational opportunities around the
world through organizations that help people live more independently,
successfully and productively.

"Many people will be able to better help themselves with the support of these
outstanding charities," Rumpler said. "We are delighted our grants will help
make a positive impact in the communities where our employees live and work."

The QBE Foundation has also donated $50,000 to the Red Cross to benefit
Hurricane Sandy relief in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20
insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE Insurance Group's 2011 results can be
found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out
of 52 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance
market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts
business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE
insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by
Standard & Poor's.


Website: http://www.qbena.com
Contact: Sabrena Tufts, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs,
+1-718-753-1429; sabrena.tufts@us.qbe.com
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