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The Hanover Insurance Group Appoints Richard W. Lavey President of Hanover Agency Markets

WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) today announced Richard W. Lavey has been appointed president of Hanover Agency Markets, effective immediately, leading the company's personal and core commercial lines businesses, as well as its field operations. He will succeed John C. Roche, who was recently appointed president and chief executive officer of The Hanover.

Lavey most recently served as executive vice president, chief marketing officer, and chief growth innovation officer for The Hanover. He has served on the company's executive leadership team since 2009. Lavey brings more than 25 years of experience in the property and casualty industry, many of those spent working directly with the company's agent partners and field operations.

Since joining The Hanover in 2004, Lavey has held several key business and marketing roles in the field and in the home office. He has served as president, personal lines; president, field operations; and president of the company's Northeast Region. Prior to joining The Hanover, Lavey held key leadership positions in strategic marketing and the Select Customer division at The Hartford and started his insurance career at Travelers. Lavey is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

"We are very pleased to have Dick lead our Hanover Agency Markets," said John C. Roche, president and chief executive officer at The Hanover. "Dick will lead with focus, energy and passion, helping us provide our agents and their clients with the exceptional insurance solutions they have come to expect from us. He brings a thoughtful, strategic expertise that will help us continue to grow with our agents, further empower our field organization and drive our Hanover 2021 strategy forward."

"I am very excited for the opportunity to continue the great momentum we have created with Hanover Agency Markets," said Lavey. "I always have had tremendous respect for our agent partners and our field organization, and the work they achieve together every day. Our company's unique franchise value proposition and industry-leading agency analytics capabilities set us apart within our industry, and that distinction has us poised for a bright future."

About The Hanover

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. is the holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies, which together constitute one of the largest insurance businesses in the United States. The company provides exceptional insurance solutions in a dynamic world. The Hanover distributes its products through a select group of independent agents and brokers. Together with its agents, The Hanover offers standard and specialized insurance protection for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as for homes, automobiles, and other personal items. Through its international member company, Chaucer, The Hanover also underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including marine, property and energy. For more information, please visit hanover.com.

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