Philadelphia Insurance ‘Ironman’ CEO Joins Triathletes for Katrina Relief

James J. Maguire, Jr., chief executive officer of Philadelphia Insurance Companies, and several other triathletes from the company will compete in the Panama City Beach, Florida Ironman, (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run) on November 5, 2005. Team PHLY will compete in this event for Hurricane Katrina victims and are asking for a pledge of $10 for each mile in the 140.6 mile Ironman race.

“We feel a strong sense of responsibility to help those whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Our employees have already begun to help in many ways and the Company has agreed to match donations up to a specified amount,” said CEO Maguire.

Philadelphia Insurance Companies has selected the American Red Cross as its beneficiary for the hurricane relief efforts, and donations can be made online at http://www.phly.com.

Philadelphia Insurance Companies subscribes to the belief that fitness is a key ingredient to wellness and a healthy life. In operation since 1962, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, whose commercial lines subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company underwrites commercial property/casualty, personal lines and professional liability insurance products.

For more information or to download applications, visit http://www.phly.com or call 877.