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Navigators Names Alastair Burns as International CMO

LONDON, Sept. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Navigators Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NAVG) today announced that Alastair Burns has joined the Company in the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer for International Insurance, based in London. In this role, Mr. Burns will be responsible for the Company’s marketing and business development activities in the international insurance market. He will report jointly to Paul Hennessy, President of International Insurance and LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers, Chief Marketing Officer of The Navigators Group, Inc.

Mr. Burns most recently worked at Willis, where he led the Global portfolio management team for the last five years and served as Willis’ relationship manager for several large insurers. Prior to this, Mr. Burns worked with Marsh for 17 years in Boston, Bermuda and London, in a number of roles including Client Executive, a European Placement Leader, Head of M&A (UK) and Managing Director for the UK consumer business.

“Alastair’s expertise will be a tremendous asset to the Company. His skill and experience will help us continue to build our international business, where we see great growth potential,” said Paul Hennessy.

LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers added, “We are delighted to have Alastair on board. He brings a vast knowledge of the international marketplace and, in this dynamic distribution environment, well-established relationships with key business leaders in our specialties.”

The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialty insurance holding company with U.S. insurance company operations, underwriting management companies and operations at Lloyd's. The Company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, as well as representative offices in China and Brazil. For more information about The Navigators Group, Inc., go to: www.navg.com

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Whenever used in this release, the words "estimate," "expect," "believe," "may," "will," "intend," "continue" or similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. We cannot assure that results that we anticipate will be achieved, since results may differ materially because of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that we face. Please refer to Navigators' most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a description of Navigators' business and the important factors that may affect that business. Navigators undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.


Contact: Evelyn Jenkinson Director, Corporate Communications Ejenkinson@navg.com (203) 905-6685

Source:The Navigators Group, Inc.