Zurich North America Commercial names Marcia Munn to head Professional Liability unit

Schaumburg, Ill., July 1, 2008 – Zurich, one of the world’s largest property-casualty insurance companies, today announced Marcia Munn has joined the company as head of its Specialties Professional Liability unit, part of its North America Commercial business division. In this role, Munn will lead a nationwide team that develops and markets Zurich’s portfolio of both medical and non-medical professional liability insurance products.

Munn brings 25 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry to Zurich, with a background in specialty products. Prior to joining Zurich, she was vice president for underwriting with Western Heritage Insurance in Scottsdale, Ariz. and served in a variety of leadership roles with CNA and Chubb.

“Marcia has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills throughout her career,” said Seraina Maag, president of Zurich’s Specialties unit. “In her previous roles, she has brought a new level of customer focus and relationship building to her organizations. She has consistently improved service for customers and producers, expanded new business opportunities and built high-performance teams. Her exemplary technical underwriting capabilities are complemented by her collaborative approach to leadership.”

Vincent Vandendael, global practice leader for Zurich Financial Lines, commented, “It is exciting to see Zurich continuing to attract high caliber talent like Marcia who successfully align with the company’s goals and challenges.”

Munn is a regular speaker at insurance industry events, addressing issues relating to professional liability as well as directors and officers liability, lawyers legal malpractice and employment practices liability insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign.

Zurich’s Professional Liability unit provides healthcare professional liability insurance to hospitals and other healthcare facilities of all sizes and types, offering insurance and risk management solutions customized to individual customers’ needs. Zurich’s ProPlus Professional Liability insurance offers errors and omissions protection to a wide range of professionals, from consultants and third party administrators to media and technology professionals. Additionally, Zurich is a market leader in insurance company-sponsored agents errors