Markel Announces Conference Call Date and Time

  Markel Announces Conference Call Date and Time

Business Wire

RICHMOND, Va. -- January 29, 2013

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call
on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Standard Time) to
discuss quarterly and year-end results and business developments.

Any person interested in listening to the call should contact Markel's
Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0136. Investors, analysts and the
general public also may listen to the call free over the Internet through
Markel Corporation's web site, www.markelcorp.com. There will be no replay of
the call.

The conference call and the content are the exclusive copyrighted property of
Markel Corporation and may not be copied, taped, rebroadcast, or published in
whole or in part without the express written consent of Markel Corporation.

About Markel Corporation

Markel Corporation is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of
niche markets. The Company’s principal business markets and underwrites
specialty insurance products. In each of the Company’s businesses, it seeks to
provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a
market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent
underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build
shareholder value. Visit Markel Corporation on the web at www.markelcorp.com.

Contact:

Markel Corporation
Bruce A. Kay, 804-747-0136