Navigators Announces Promotion and Succession in U.S. Marine Division

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT -- (Marketwired) -- 11/28/17 --   The
Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) announced today that Michael J.
McKenna has been promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer for the U.S.
Insurance segment. In this newly created role, McKenna will work with
the U.S. Insurance divisional leaders to advance the growth and
profitability of the segment's business, including expanding the
portfolio into new geographic markets and specialty products. He will
continue to report to Vincent C. Tizzio, President, U.S. Insurance.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
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Succeeding McKenna as head of U.S. Marine is Anthony N. Plutino, a
seasoned marine executive with deep market knowledge developed over
the past 35 years. Plutino joins Navigators from Crum & Forster,
where he served as Head of U.S. Marine. Plutino was instrumental in
forming and building a successful marine underwriting agency which
was sold to Crum & Forster in 2014. Plutino will be based in Iselin,
NJ. 

Since joining Navigators in 2010, McKenna has served in a range of
positions within the U.S. Marine division and most recently served as
President, U.S. Marine. McKenna also previously led the U.S. Excess
and Surplus Lines Property division. He will continue to have
oversight responsibility for this division and for the U.S. Marine
division. McKenna is also based in Iselin, NJ and is a member of the
company's global leadership team. 

Commenting on the appointments, Vince Tizzio said, "We are delighted
to welcome Tony to Navigators. "We are fortunate to have recruited
such a highly experienced and respected industry veteran to lead our
U.S. Marine business. His underwriting expertise and leadership style
will fit nicely with our culture." 

"Mike has provided strong technical and business leadership not only
in U.S. marine, where we are a recognized market leader, but also in
other U.S. lines of business," added Tizzio. "His skills and track
record of success will provide significant value to our leadership
team as we build on the momentum we have created and the U.S.
Insurance segment enters the next chapter of expanded product
innovation and growth." 

The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialty insurance
holding company with operations in the United States, the United
Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia.

Contacts:
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