Navigators Appoints Patricia Roberts to Board of Directors

Stamford, CT, Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) announced today that Patricia Roberts (59) has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Patricia Roberts

Ms. Roberts built a stellar, 35-year career at General Reinsurance Corporation, joining in 1977 as an excess casualty underwriter and rising through the ranks in various leadership roles. She retired in 2012 from her dual position as President and Chairman of General Star Management Company and President and Chairman of Genesis Management and Insurance Services Corporation, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of GenRe.

Stanley A. Galanski, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Navigators Group, Inc., said, "We are delighted to welcome Pat Roberts to our Board of Directors. Throughout her career, Pat was a recognized thought leader in our industry, with a broad strategic perspective grounded in technical underwriting acumen. We also recognize the value Pat places on strong relationships with clients, business partners, employees and the community - all closely aligned with our organization's culture. We look forward to the insights and contributions Pat will bring as we set the direction for the future of Navigators."

Ms. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from George Mason University, and received her CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation in 1985. Ms. Roberts is actively involved with Inspirica, an organization that provides support for Connecticut's homeless, and recently became its Chairman.

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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