Arch Insurance Group Names Glenn Yanoff Head of Contract Binding Operations

  Arch Insurance Group Names Glenn Yanoff Head of Contract Binding Operations

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 22, 2013

Arch Insurance Group, a subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., announced today
that Glenn Yanoff has been named head of Arch’s newly formed Contract Binding
Operations division, effective January 18, 2013. Arch also announced the
hiring of Thomas Mannion and Ronald Yanoff as executives within the group.

Based in New York, the new unit will offer property and casualty coverage on a
non-admitted basis to small and medium sized hard-to-place risks. Coverage
will only be available to a select network of appointed agents who have
entered into a binding contract with the company.

Mr. Yanoff will be responsible for the Contract Binding Operations, overseeing
the strategy, underwriting and operations of the unit. He has over 30 years of
experience in the insurance industry. Mr. Yanoff will report to Michael R.
Murphy, President of Arch Insurance Group (U.S.) and Chief Underwriting
Officer of Arch Worldwide Insurance Group.

David McElroy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Worldwide
Insurance Group commented: “The addition of Contract Binding Operations
expands our coverage offerings for small and medium size commercial customers
and further enriches our distribution reach. Moreover, we are excited to
bolster our management team with the addition of Glenn’s deep expertise to
develop our commitment to becoming a leader in Contract Binding Operations.”

Arch Insurance Group Inc. is a member of Arch Capital Group Ltd., a
Bermuda-based company that provides insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide
basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. For more information, visit

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following: adverse  general economic and market conditions;  increased
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investment performance;  the loss of key personnel;  the adequacy of our loss
reserves,  severity and/or frequency of losses, greater than expected loss
ratios and adverse development on claim and/or claim expense liabilities; 
greater frequency or severity of unpredictable natural and man-made
catastrophic events;the impact of acts of terrorism and acts of war; changes
in regulations and/or tax laws in the United States or elsewhere;  our ability
to successfully integrate, establish and maintain operating procedures as well
as integrate the businesses we have acquired or may acquire into the existing
operations;  changes in accounting principles or policies;  material
differences between actual and expected assessments for guaranty funds and
mandatory pooling arrangements;  availability and cost to us of reinsurance to
manage our gross and net exposures;  the failure of others to meet their
obligations to us; and  other factors identified in our filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Arch Insurance Group
Thomas Routson, 212-271-8372
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
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