Navigating the Future of Industry

  Navigating the Future of Industry

 Zurich North America provides insights on the future of job creation, growth
                           and emerging industries

Business Wire

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- April 16, 2013

Zurich North America today released a new infographic to help students,
business leaders, and entrepreneurs prepare for the next decade of America’s
economic evolution.

After becoming one of the first continental European casualty insurers in the
United States more than 100 years ago, Zurich has continued to look ahead to
identify emerging areas of growth in order to support the American economy and

The graphic, which was created by revisiting 10 prior decades of industrial
change, suggests that manufacturing, energy and agriculture industries will
once again become hot categories. In addition, changes in technology will
transform services and the ways in which people keep themselves healthy.

Download Zurich’s full research report that highlights predictions regarding
the next decade’s hottest growth industries: “Growth Opportunities for the
American Worker: Hottest Growth Industries by Decade 1890-2020.”

About Zurich

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider
with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America,
Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It
offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and
services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as
well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving
customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich
Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it
was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN),
is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary
Receipt program which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information
about Zurich is available at

In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance
provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market,
specialties and programs sectors. Life insurance offered in the United States
is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life
insurance company. For more information about the products and services it
offers and people Zurich employs around the world, go to 2012 marks Zurich's 100
year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers,
shareholders and employees. Further information about Zurich's 100 year
anniversary of insuring America is available at

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