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ACE strengthens multinational service capabilities in Europe



  ACE strengthens multinational service capabilities in Europe

   Hendrik-Jan Wiersema joins Global Client Executive team, covering global
                  insurance programmes in the Benelux region

Business Wire

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands -- October 21, 2013

ACE Group today announced the appointment of Hendrik-Jan Wiersema as Global
Client Executive as it continues to invest in its offering to global clients
requiring worldwide insurance programmes.

ACE’s Global Client Executive practice was established in 2010 to complement
the company’s existing strategies to better partner with clients and brokers
who value a single point of contact in accessing ACE’s multi-line, global
network of products and services. In this role, Hendrik-Jan will work
collaboratively with ACE’s global clients and distribution partners to provide
access to a broad range of global risk management solutions, with a particular
focus on clients based in the Benelux region.

Hendrik-Jan has over thirty years of insurance industry experience and was
previously Business Development Manager and Client Executive for ACE’s major
accounts in the region, a role he was appointed to in 2011. Before this, he
spent four years as ACE’s regional head of energy in Continental Europe and
five years leading the property team in the Benelux countries. Prior to
joining ACE in 2002, he had underwriting and development roles at a number of
large insurers, including RSA Global and HDI-Gerling.

In his new position, Hendrik-Jan will retain responsibility for major account
clients in the Benelux. He will continue to be based in ACE’s Rotterdam and
Antwerp offices, reporting to Benelux Country President Ron Verhulsdonck and
Sales and Distribution Director for Continental Europe, Patricia Goudarzi.

Ron Verhulsdonck, Country President, Benelux at ACE, said:

“Multinational business is an increasingly important aspect of ACE’s business
in the Benelux region as our domestic industries become more globally-focused
and our clients therefore demand seamless global cover. Hendrik-Jan has shown,
over a decade with ACE, that he has the technical knowledge and market
relationships needed to run complex global programmes and work effectively
with colleagues at a local and worldwide level.”

Patricia Goudarzi, Sales and Distribution Director for Continental Europe,
said:

“Our 19 strong worldwide network of global client executives forms the
backbone offering to multinationals. There is no substitute for personalised,
expert service and making an additional appointment to this group reflects
ACE’s commitment to this approach. Hendrik-Jan has an excellent track record
working with large clients and his ability to tailor the wide ranging products
and services that the ACE Group can offer will make him an integral part of
this important client-facing network.”

ACE’s network of global client executives is complemented by ACE Worldview^®,
its award-winning web-based portal for clients with multinational insurance
programmes.

ENDS

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.

Visit www.acegroup.com/eu

Contact:

Juliet Massey, Communications Manager EMEA at ACE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7173 7793
juliet.massey@acegroup.com
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