Selective Selects New General Counsel

December 3, 2002

Selective Insurance Group Inc. of Branchville, N.J. announced the appointment of Richard Berstein as executive vice president and general counsel.

Berstein’s duties will include oversight of the company’s legal department and staff counsel offices as well as regulatory, compliance, ethics, legislative and internal audit functions. He replaces Thornton Land, whose retirement from the company was effective Dec. 1.

Previously, Berstein spent 24 years with Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company (a subsidiary of Met Life), where he served as vice president and general counsel. Berstein was also company secretary, and the ethics and compliance officer, with additional responsibility for regulatory and legislative affairs.

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