Clinton Thute Joins Catlin US as Claims Manager of Catlin Scottsdale

28 January 2008

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Catlin Group Limited (‘CGL’; London Stock Exchange), the international specialty property/casualty insurer and reinsurer, announces that Clinton Thute has joined Catlin US as Claims Manager of Catlin Scottsdale.

Catlin Scottsdale is the binding authority unit of Catlin US which writes excess and surplus property and casualty insurance through general agents.

Prior to joining Catlin, Clint Thute was Director of Casualty Litigation for Century Insurance Group.  He started his professional career as an Attorney/Shareholder for the law firm of Civerolo, Wolf, Gralow and Hill.  Clint has a bachelor of science degree from Arizona State University and a law degree from the University of Arizona.

William Casey, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Catlin Scottsdale said:

“Clint brings to us solid experience in both the E&S and construction litigation environments.  His breadth of experience will prove valuable as we steer our course through the market ahead.”

Catlin US underwrites a wide variety of specialty property/casualty insurance and reinsurance products from a network of offices nationwide. Catlin US includes Catlin Insurance Company Inc. and Catlin Specialty Insurance Company Inc.; both of which are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best (Financial Size Category XIII).

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For more information contact:

Media Relations:    
James Burcke,
Head of Communications, London
Tel:
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E-mail:
+44 (0)20 7458 5710
+44 (0)7958 767 738
james.burcke@catlin.com
     
Liz Morley, Maitland

Tel:
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+44 (0)20 7379 5151
emorley@maitland.co.uk
   
Investor Relations:

William Spurgin,
Head of Investor Relations, London

Tel:
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+44 (0)20 7458 5726
+44 (0)7710 314 365
william.spurgin@catlin.com

Notes to editors

1.   Catlin Group Limited, headquartered in Bermuda , is an international specialist property/casualty insurer and reinsurer writing more than 30 classes of business worldwide. Catlin shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: CGL). More information about Catlin can be found at www.catlin.com.

2.   On 18 December 2006, Catlin's offer to acquire Wellington Underwriting plc was declared unconditional. Combined, Catlin and Wellington underwrote gross premiums of US$2.7 billion and produced net income of US$428.5 million. At 31 December 2006, Catlin's total assets amounted to US$8.8 billion and stockholders' equity amounted to US$2.0 billion.

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 Catlin's four underwriting platforms are:

  • The Catlin Syndicate at Lloyd's of London (Syndicate 2003) is a recognised leader of numerous classes of specialty insurance and reinsurance. The Catlin Syndicate is the largest at Lloyd's in 2007 based on premium capacity of £1.25 billion.
  • Catlin Bermuda (Catlin Insurance Company Ltd.), which is a leading participant in the Bermuda market, underwriting a diversified portfolio of property treaty, casualty treaty, political risk and terrorism, and structured risk coverages.
  • Catlin UK (Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.), which specialises in underwriting commercial non-life insurance for UK clients through a network of regional offices. It also writes other classes of business written by the Catlin Syndicate.
  • Catlin US, which encompasses Catlin's operations based in the United States. Catlin US underwrites a wide variety of specialty property/casualty insurance and reinsurance products from more than 15 offices.


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Catlin's international network of offices allows the Group to diversify further its risk portfolio and to work more closely with local policyholders and brokers. Besides its offices in the UK, US and Bermuda, Catlin operates offices in Canada, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Guernsey, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland and Austria.