Acordia Names Personnel for Lawrenceville Office

February 27, 2004

Acordia RE announced today that Jason Witthun has joined the organization as an Account Executive in Lawrenceville, N.J.

Most recently, Witthun worked for American E&S, Acordia’s excess and surplus lines division, based in the Florida office where his focus was on catastrophe driven property accounts.

Witthun began his insurance and reinsurance career in London, with Heath Lambert in 2000 as a broker at Lloyd’s of London. He brokered various classes of wholesale and reinsurance business for a worldwide client base in the London market. Later, he moved back to the U.S. to continue working with Heath Lambert in Miami, Fla., where he utilized both his multi-lingual and reinsurance skills as a property facultative reinsurance intermediary focused on clients based in the Caribbean, as well as, Central and South America.

“Jason’s international background and knowledge of Latin American reinsurance business makes him a valuable new member of our team handling Acordia RE’s growing portfolio of business emanating from our relationship with Assure and IRB Brazil,” said Al Blanton, President and CEO of Acordia RE.

Acordia RE’s home office is in New Jersey and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acordia, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Ill. Acordia, Inc. is the world’s sixth largest insurance brokerage and the largest bank-owned insurance brokerage in the U.S., with over 150 offices in 38 states. Its 4,500 insurance professionals place in excess of $6.5 billion of risk premiums with expertise in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines and life products. Acordia is a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, a $381 billion diversified financial services company.

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