Brown & Brown Moves Three Programs to ACE Westchester Speciality Group

July 5, 2005

Brown & Brown Inc. announced a program alliance with ACE Westchester Specialty Group. Effective July 1, 2005, ACE Westchester Specialty Group will provide coverage through ACE American Insurance Company and other admitted ACE affiliates, part of the ACE Group of Companies, for the Wholesalers & Distributors Preferred Program, Food Processors Preferred Program, and Light Manufacturing Program administered by the Insurance Administration Center (IAC) unit of Brown & Brown’s Commercial Programs division.

The Wholesalers & Distributors Preferred Program, Food Processors Preferred Program, and Light Manufacturing Program are property and casualty insurance programs created to target industry groups in the wholesale distribution, food processing, and light manufacturing sectors, respectively.

ACE Westchester Specialty Group is the U.S.-based wholesale focused excess and surplus property and casualty operation of the ACE Group of Companies, which is headed by ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE).

“These programs have been designed to give agents a true marketing advantage in competing for this business. The advantage is based on an ongoing commitment to provide the coverage that is essential to the nature of wholesale distribution, food processing and light manufacturing industries,” said Katherine S. Reimann, Senior Vice President of Brown & Brown’s Commercial Programs Division.

WDPP, FPPP, and LMP are insurance programs administered by Brown & Brown, Inc.

“We are pleased to join forces with Brown & Brown’s experienced Commercial Programs practice as this provides us with new opportunities to expand our business and bring ACE Westchester Specialty Group’s innovative solutions to the commercial programs insurance market,” said Robert J. Groff, Vice President, Program Division, ACE Westchester Specialty Group.

“Our relationship with ACE Westchester Specialty Group provides us with new opportunities to expand our leading commercial insurance programs. Our agents, and their clients in these vital and dynamic industries, may now take advantage of having the specialized insurance coverage programs their businesses require underwritten by one of the world’s most highly regarded and financially sound insurance organizations,” Reimann added.

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