ACE European Group appoints John Napier as non-executive Chairman of key boards

  ACE European Group appoints John Napier as non-executive Chairman of key

Business Wire

LONDON -- April 10, 2013

ACE European Group today announced the appointment of John Napier to a new
role of non-executive Chairman of two of its key entities, ACE European Group
Limited and ACE Underwriting Agencies Limited. The appointment is subject to
regulatory approval.

John Napier has previously undertaken senior roles within UK and international
companies. Over the last 15 years, has served as chairman of four FTSE 350
companies. From 2003 to 2012 he was Chairman of RSA Insurance Group plc, one
of the UK’s largest listed international insurance companies. From 2008 until
March 2013, he acted as Chairman of UK-based global media services company
Aegis Group plc, which has recently been acquired by Dentsu.

At the same time, Andrew Kendrick, currently Chairman, ACE European Group,
will become President, ACE European Group, with full executive management
responsibility for ACE’s operations across its Europe, Middle East and Africa
(EMEA) region.

John Keogh, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, ACE Limited, said:

“I am pleased to welcome John Napier to ACE and I am confident that the
experience he brings will further strengthen our corporate governance while
adding significant value to our European businesses. John’s substantial and
varied Chairmanships, with his international insurance industry knowledge,
will help us navigate the challenging market and regulatory environment in the

Andrew Kendrick, President, ACE European Group, said:

“On behalf of ACE European Group, and also on a personal note, I am very much
looking forward to working alongside John. His diverse business experience
will be valued by our board members, whilst his understanding of corporate
strategy across a range of industries will be of considerable benefit as we
continue to develop our propositions for multinational and major risks clients
throughout the region.”


About ACE:

The ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty
insurers. With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides commercial and
personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental
health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of
clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.



Juliet Tilley, Communications Manager EMEA at ACE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7173 7793
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