Arch Insurance Names Robert T. Van Gieson President & CEO of Arch London

August 27, 2003

Arch Insurance Group, a division of Bermuda-based Arch Capital Group Ltd., announced that Robert T. Van Gieson has been named to the position of President and CEO of Arch Capital UK Ltd., Arch’s London operation, beginning September 1. He will be based in Arch’s London office and will report to Ralph Jones, president and CEO, Arch Insurance Group.

Arch Insurance Group, a division of Bermuda-based Arch Capital Group Ltd., announced that Robert T. Van Gieson has been named to the position of President and CEO of Arch Capital UK Ltd., Arch’s London operation, beginning September 1. He will be based in Arch’s London office and will report to Ralph Jones, president and CEO, Arch Insurance Group.

“We are very pleased to have Bob join the Arch team. Bob’s extensive experience will be instrumental in building our business in the UK and Europe,” Jones stated. “Bob will work very closely with the Arch staff already in place in our London office.”

Van Gieson joins Arch with more than 35 years of insurance industry expertise. He was formerly CEO of CNA’s Global Operations and senior vice president of CNA Financial, where he was responsible for directing the successful integration of six non-aligned strategic business units with total revenue of $1.25 billion and a staff of 2,500. Before joining CNA in 1996, Van Gieson was the Chairman and CEO of Chubb Insurance Co. Europe. He held that position from 1990-1996. He began his insurance career at Chubb and held a variety of senior level positions during his tenure with the company.

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