Hudson Insurance Group Announces Formation of New Excess & Surplus Lines Company

  Hudson Insurance Group Announces Formation of New Excess & Surplus Lines

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 9, 2013

Hudson Insurance Group (“Hudson”), the U.S. Insurance Division of Odyssey Re
Holdings Corp. (“OdysseyRe”), today announced that it has received approval
from the Excess Line Association of New York to write excess line business in
the State of New York.

Chris Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Insurance
Group, stated “We are excited by the approval by the Excess Line Association
which allows Hudson to offer excess insurance coverage in the State of New
York. With the addition of Hudson Excess Insurance Company, Hudson is eligible
to write surplus lines business in all states and U.S. jurisdictions.”

Hudson Specialty Insurance Company is an eligible surplus lines carrier in all
jurisdictions except for New York, its state of domicile.

Hudson Insurance Company is admitted in all U.S. jurisdictions.

Hudson Insurance Group is the U.S. Insurance Division of OdysseyRe, a leading
worldwide underwriter of property and casualty reinsurance and specialty
insurance. OdysseyRe is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial
Holdings Limited. Hudson specializes in primary and excess insurance
underwritten by Hudson Programs, Hudson Healthcare, Hudson Financial Products,
Hudson Environmental Products and Hudson Crop. Hudson provides admitted and
non-admitted insurance predominantly through Hudson Insurance Company, Hudson
Specialty Insurance Company and Hudson Excess Insurance Company; all rated "A"
(Excellent) XV by A.M. Best Company. For more information on Hudson Insurance
Group, please visit


Hudson Insurance Group
Christopher L. Gallagher, 212-978-2800
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