St. Paul Travelers Forms Entertainment Unit

August 11, 2004

St. Paul Travelers announced the formation of a dedicated national business unit that will work with retail agents and brokers to provide property and casualty insurance to the entertainment industry, including film, television, music and stage productions.

“The new Entertainment Unit includes the combination of Gulf Insurance Group’s specialized entertainment division with St. Paul Travelers’ existing entertainment program written through Encore Entertainment Insurance Services, LLC, the Los Angeles-based managing general agency,” said the announcement.

“This combination strengthens St. Paul Travelers’ position as the leader in the entertainment insurance industry,” it continued. “Gulf and Encore professionals will join St. Paul Travelers and work to ensure ongoing exceptional service for customers as well as agents and brokers.”

Peter Higgins, president and CEO–Commercial Accounts commented: “St. Paul Travelers’ Entertainment Unit brings together the tremendous experience and talent of both Encore and Gulf. This combination reinforces our commitment as the ‘go-to’ insurance market for the entertainment industry, offering unmatched expertise, broad product offerings and dedicated underwriting, risk control and claim capabilities.”

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