HRH Acquires Conn.-Based Thomas M. Murphy & Associates

September 8, 2000

Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton Company announced that it has acquired substantially all of the operating assets of Thomas M. Murphy & Associates (“TMM&A”), an insurance agency in Shelton, Connecticut.

TMM&A is one of the fastest growing group insurance brokerage and administrative companies in the United States. It has designed a number of group employee benefit programs that it markets through approximately 1,800 licensed agents. These programs include life, accidental death and disability, short- and long-term disability, vision and dental products. TMM&A performs the marketing, solicitation, enrollment, billing and ongoing service for these group programs.

Thomas M. Murphy, who founded TMM&A in 1976, will join HRH as president of this subsidiary. TMM&A will continue to operate using its present identity and location under the direction of Robert B. Lockhart, HRH’s Northeast Regional Director.

Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton Company provides insurance and risk management services to a wide spectrum of clients through a network of approximately 70 offices in the United States. The Company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, symbol HRH, and is ranked as the 7th largest United States insurance intermediary.

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