ACE USA Realigns Construction Industry Practice

July 19, 2006

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, has announced that its Construction Industry Practice, formerly part of ACE Risk Management, will now become a unit of ACE Casualty Risk, and work collaboratively with brokers, design professionals and contractors to develop effective risk management solutions using both traditional and non-traditional approaches.

The ACE USA Construction unit will write for all classes of construction businesses, including large general contractors, construction managers, design professionals and specialty contractors, wrap-ups and other project-specific risks. These products will be distributed through the retail brokerage community to the commercial market.

“We believe that brokers and contractors need committed insurance partners dedicated to meeting the distinct needs of the construction industry. Bringing together ACE USA’s specialized teams of construction risk experts and the ACE Casualty Risk team of environmental and casualty risk experts further demonstrates our commitment to this industry and highlights the importance we place on this market segment,” said John Lupica, President & Chief Executive Officer, ACE USA.

ACE Casualty Risk specializes in lead umbrella and excess liability, custom primary casualty, public entity and environmental liability insurance products, which are primarily distributed through the retail brokerage community to the commercial market.

“I’m pleased to welcome the ACE USA Construction Practice team to join our group of dedicated underwriting, claims and risk control professionals,” said David Brosnan, President, ACE Casualty Risk. “This alignment further highlights the natural synergies in casualty, environmental and construction risk management products and will strengthen our ability to offer effective solutions to our clients in this arena.”

ACE USA’s Construction Industry Practice products and services include the following:

* Architects & Engineers Professional
* Environmental, including Contractors Pollution
* Inland Marine, including Builders Risk & Contractors Equipment
* International Casualty, including Defense Base Act
* Property Terrorism
* Umbrella/Excess
* Weatherbacker(SM) Rain Days Delay
* Workers Compensation, General Liability & Auto Liability Risk Financing
* Wrap Ups
* Specialty Claims Construction Defect & Mold Unit
* Construction Risk Management Services

For more information about the ACE USA Construction Practice’s products and services, please contact Frank Mike-Meyer at (212) 703-7109 or frank.mike-mayer@ace-ina.com.

Source: ACE USA

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