Zurich North America Commercial Announces the Retirement of Robert Landry and Names Alister Campbell as Chief Agent and CEO for Zurich Insurance Company in Canada

    TORONTO, October 16 /CNW/ - Zurich announced today that Robert Landry
will retire as head of its Canadian operations at the end of the year. Alister
Campbell, previously Senior Vice President at ING, will be appointed Chief
Agent and CEO for Zurich Insurance Company in Canada subject to board and
regulatory approval.

    "Canada remains an important market to Zurich as we continue to focus on
delivering more of what our customers and producers really value - a broad
range of products and services to suit their specific and ever-changing risk
management needs," said Steve Rand, head of Zurich's Commercial Markets unit.
"I have great confidence that the Canadian business will continue to grow and
operate successfully under Alister's leadership."

    "I want to thank Robert for his many years of dedicated service to
Zurich, and wish him a long and rewarding retirement," noted Axel Lehmann, CEO
of Zurich North America Commercial.

    About Zurich Financial Services

    Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is 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.
It employs approximately 58,000 people serving customers in more than 170
countries. In North America, Zurich (www.zurichna.com) is a leading commercial
property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large
corporate, middle market, small business, specialties and programs sectors.

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For further information: Zurich Steve McKay (847) 706-2265

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