Hiscox hires Brian Price to run Small Business Marketing in the US

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced that Brian Price has been appointed as Head of Small Business Marketing for Hiscox USA based out of the company's New York office. Mr. Price has over twenty years of marketing and e-commerce experience focused on consumers and small businesses with Verizon and Frontier Communications.

Price served as Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Frontier Communications and prior to that was Executive Director of Digital Marketing & eCommerce at Verizon Communications. He has an MBA from Long Island University and a BS in Business Administration from Mercy College. Price will be replacing Phil Thorn, who is moving back to the UK to drive Hiscox's small business direct marketing operations in Europe after four successful years building the small business segment and the Hiscox brand in the US market.

"The Hiscox direct online small business platform in the US has rapidly grown to over 40,000 policies in force since we launched in October 2010," said Russ Findlay, Head of US Marketing for Hiscox. "Brian's extensive experience working in digital marketing and acquisition with Verizon and Frontier Communications will help propel this segment to continued growth in the future."

Hiscox sells insurance for small business owners, such as professional liability (errors and omissions insurance) and commercial general liability customized directly online and through their call center for a range of fields including IT, consulting, marketing, photography, real estate, and beauty and health. Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance to US businesses through US-based brokers.

In the US, Hiscox has offices in New York, NY; White Plains, NY; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; and San Francisco, CA.

Additional information can be found at http://www.hiscoxusa.com.

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About Hiscox in the U.S.

About Hiscox Small Business Insurance

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Hiscox is the first company in the U.S. to offer insurance for small professional services businesses direct, online, and in real-time. We provide professional liability, general liability and business owner's insurance, underwritten by Chicago-based Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., which is rated 'A' (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found on the Why Choose Hiscox? page. Coverages are subject to underwriting and may not be available in all states.

Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance to U.S. businesses through US-based brokers. This communication does not constitute a solicitation of business by Hiscox's syndicates at Lloyd's, London.

CONTACT: Hunter Hoffmann 646-442-8341 hunter.hoffmann@hiscox.com Kate Dillon 203-254-1300 x115 kdillon@prosek.com

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