W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Marlo M. Edwards President of Verus Underwriting Managers

GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced the
appointment of Marlo M. Edwards as president of Verus Underwriting
Managers, a Berkley Company. Ms. Edwards succeeds Dale H. Pilkington,
who is retiring. The appointment is effective immediately.

Ms. Edwards joins Verus with over 20 years of experience in the property
and casualty insurance industry, and most recently served as a senior
vice president and casualty practice leader of U.S. operations at a
specialty property casualty insurer. She has a strong operations
background and is skilled in both primary and excess liability,
professional lines, and reinsurance. Ms. Edwards earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in finance and insurance from Old Dominion University and
holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.

Commenting on the appointment, W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and
chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said, “Dale has
led the team in building Verus into a profitable part of our business
from its formation in 2010. We are grateful for his contributions and
wish him all the best in his retirement. We are very fortunate to have
Marlo join us at this moment in time. With her extensive industry
knowledge and hands-on expertise in both underwriting and operations,
she is ideally suited to lead Verus into an improving market to
capitalize on profitable growth opportunities.”

Verus Underwriting Managers is an underwriting manager targeting small
to midsize commercial risks in the E&S and Specialty insurance markets
through appointed wholesale brokers and agents. For further information
about Verus Underwriting Managers and the products and services it
offers, please visit www.verusins.com.

Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding
company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United
States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty
insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. For
further information about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit www.berkley.com.


Karen A. Horvath
Vice President – External

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