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Alleghany Corporation Reports 2013 First Quarter Results -- Notice

      Alleghany Corporation Reports 2013 First Quarter Results -- Notice

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alleghany Corporation (NYSE: Y) today
reported its 2013 first quarter results. A complete, full-text news release
for Alleghany's 2013 first quarter results is available on Alleghany's website
at www.alleghany.com and is also contained in a Current Report on Form 8-K
that has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the
"SEC") and is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

About Alleghany Corporation

Alleghany Corporation (NYSE-Y) creates value through owning and managing
operating subsidiaries and investments, anchored by a core position in
property and casualty reinsurance and insurance. Alleghany's property and
casualty subsidiaries include: Transatlantic Holdings, Inc., a leading global
reinsurer; RSUI Group, Inc., a national underwriter of property and liability
specialty insurance coverages; Capitol Transamerica Corporation, an
underwriter of small commercial property, casualty and surety insurance
coverages; and Pacific Compensation Corporation, an underwriter of workers'
compensation insurance primarily in California.

SOURCE Alleghany Corporation

Website: http://www.alleghany.com
Contact: Jeff Majtyka/Mike Smargiassi, Brainerd Communicators, Inc.,
212-986-6667