Navigators Appoints New Life Sciences Senior Vice President

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NEW YORK, NY, May 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) announced today that its principal underwriting agency subsidiary, Navigators Management Company, Inc., has appointed Linda K. Schultz as Senior Vice President of the Life Sciences unit of Navigators Commercial.

"Linda has a strong track record of performance in the medical technology insurance industry and brings with her over 29 years of insurance experience," said Adrien T. Robinson, President of Navigators Commercial. "She has the proven leadership skills and the necessary technical acumen to drive solid underwriting results in this complex sector, and we are excited to welcome her to our team."

Most recently, Ms. Schultz held the position of National Product Manager for OneBeacon Insurance's Medical Technology Group.

The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations, underwriting management companies and operations at Lloyd's. Navigators has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, as well as representative offices in China and Brazil.

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CONTACT: Business Inquiries: Linda Schultz (412) 995-2254 Media Inquiries: Taha Ebrahimi (212) 613-4288

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