Selective Announces Executive Appointments

August 31, 2004

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIGI), headquartered in Branchville, N.J., announced the following executive appointments:
Gerard S. (Jerry) Heim, (Mt. Airy, Md.), to assistant vice president and regional claim manager of Selective’s Chesapeake region. Heim joined Selective in July 2004 as regional claims manager. He oversees
Selective’s claims operations in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He comes to Selective from Montgomery Insurance in Sandy Spring, Md., where he was most recently field claim manager.
Shane F. Lynn, (Columbus, Oh.), to assistant vice president and regional claim manager of Selective’s Mid-America region overseeing claims operations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Lynn joined Selective in August 1996 and was promoted in 2003 to Mid America regional claim manager.
Jonathan Oltman, (Bethlehem, Pa.), to assistant vice president of
Selective’s One Done strategic business unit, managing the company’s small business agency-issue product. Oltman joined Selective in June 1996 as a commercial lines underwriter in the company’s Pennsylvania tregion, and formerly held positions as an agency management specialist (AMS) and risk consultant for Selective.
Stephanie Pierret, (Andover Twp., N.J.), to assistant vice president and manager of data architecture of Selective’s Information Technology area, where she is responsible for data base administration and data architecture. Before joining Selective in July 2004, she was a consultant with Computer Task Group, Inc. at Reliance Insurance in liquidation in Philadelphia.
Robert A. Raus, (Rocky Hill, Conn.), to assistant vice president of
Selective’s information technology services. He is responsible for the
company’s personal lines automation systems. Raus joined Selective in
October 2001 as senior application manager of the Glastonbury, Conn. information technology services office. Prior to joining Selective, he was a systems director with Travelers/Citigroup.

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