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Zurich Selected as Preferred Business Insurance Provider by United Recyclers Group

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zurich, a leading provider of commercial insurance in North America and globally, is proud to announce today that United Recyclers Group (URG) has selected Zurich as its preferred commercial insurance provider for its members. URG is a partnership of more than 330 industry-leading auto recyclers across the nation that works with its membership to improve and modernize the automotive recycling industry.

"Zurich knows our business," said Michelle Alexander, executive director of URG.

"Their insurance products provide excellent coverage and value to our members.

As the nation's leading organization serving the automotive recycling industry, we are pleased to recommend Zurich to our members." According to Gerry Cecil, business development specialist for Zurich's Global Automotive Industry in the Americas, Zurich has worked closely with URG members for many years by selling salvage vehicles to URG members, as well as purchasing used OEM parts from them to handle claims.

Cecil said, "It's exciting to now be recognized by URG as its preferred provider of business insurance because they have seen first hand our specialized and direct approach to providing quality insurance products in a consistent manner, which aligns with how they bring their products and services to market." For more information about URG products and events, go to the United Recyclers Group's Web site at http://www.u-r-g.com or call 303-367-4391.

To learn more about Zurich's insurance products for automotive businesses, go to http://www.zurichna.com/zdu.

About Zurich Zurich in North America is a part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries, including more than 9,500 employees in North America.

Zurich was the first overseas insurer to enter the U.S. market in 1912.

According to Highline Data LLC (NAIC 2008), Zurich in North America (www.zurichna.com) is the second-largest writer of commercial general liability insurance and the fourth-largest commercial property-casualty insurance company, serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Zurich's risk engineering services in the United States are provided by Zurich Services Corporation.

SOURCE: Zurich CONTACT: Media contact: Jennifer Nowacki Zurich (847) 605-6511 -- office jennifer.nowacki@zurichna.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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