USI Holdings Corp. Makes Senior Executive Appointments

January 28, 2002

San Francisco-based USI Holdings Corporation announced that its Chairman and CEO since its founding in 1994, Bernard H. Mizel, is retiring from USI and will be succeeded by David L. Eslick, who has been President and COO since July 1998. Mizel will become Chairman Emeritus.

In announcing his retirement, Mizel said he was very proud of what the company has accomplished since the founding of USI. Beginning with the vision of providing a single distribution point for middle market customer’s insurance-related financial services needs, Mizel said USI has built the sixth largest brokerage firm in the country in just over seven years.

Mizel added the company attributes its success to its focus on their middle market customers and the acquisition of more than 100 of the finest brokerage and insurance services firms.

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