RSA: RSA Insurance Group Plc: RSA Ireland receives resignation of CEO Philip Smith

  RSA: RSA Insurance Group Plc: RSA Ireland receives resignation of CEO Philip
  Smith

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

IMMEDIATE 28 November 2013

RSA Ireland receives resignation of CEO Philip Smith

RSA Insurance Group plc announces that RSA Insurance Ireland has today
received the resignation of CEO Philip Smith.

Mr Smith had been suspended pending the outcome of investigations into claims
and finance issues.

The resignation is effective immediately. No severance payment has been made
to Mr Smith.

We continue to work constructively with the CBI on this investigation.

RSA has today commenced the search for a new CEO in Ireland. In the interim
Adrian Brown (currently CEO UK and Western Europe) continues to operate as
acting CEO of RSA Ireland.

No policy holders have been affected and RSA Ireland's business continues to
operate as normal.

ENDS

Enquiries

Analysts & Investors               Press
Matt Hotson                         Louise Shield
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Rupert Taylor Rea                   Jon Sellors
0207 111 7140                       020 7111 7327
07881 677 400                       07711 701 806
rupert.taylorrea@gcc.rsagroup.com   jon.sellors@gcc.rsagroup.com

About RSA

With a heritage of over 300 years, RSA is one of the world’s leading
multinational quoted insurance groups. RSA has major operations in the UK,
Scandinavia, Canada, Ireland, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East and
Central and Eastern Europe and has the capability to write business in around
140 countries. Focusing on general insurance, RSA has around 23,000 employees
and, in 2012, its net written premiums were £8.4 billion.

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