Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Recruits Another Two Members of Staff In a Bid to Expand its UK Regional Operations

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Strategic expansion continues at Tokio Marine's underwriting team.

London, 20th December 2011 – Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd announced today that two key members of staff have joined its growing UK underwriting team.

Leigh Meekings has been appointed as Marine Cargo Development Underwriter, joining from ACIS insurance. He brings with him nearly 10 years underwriting experience in Freight Forwarders cargo, Freight Liability and general cargo insurance. His cargo insurance experience was acquired during his 8 years with Allianz. Leigh will be responsible for developing the company’s Marine portfolio in the south east of England.

Rob Skilbeck, has also joined Tokio Marine Europe’s Manchester office recently as Senior Casualty Underwriter. Rob previously worked at Allianz and CNA Europe and brings with him over 15 years experience of writing UK liability business. Rob will be responsible for developing liability business in the north of England and Scotland.

Alastair Blundell, Executive Operations Officer at Tokio Marine commented that: “Both appointments underline our commitment to building our successful UK regional operations and to place experienced and empowered underwriters at the point of sale.”

Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Limited, was established as a controlling company
for the European operations of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Limited,
with a network of offices and agency representation throughout Europe.
The company’s reputation as a leading commercial insurer has been gained through solid underwriting expertise, commitment to service excellence and financial strength. Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Limited is rated AA- for financial strength
by Standard and Poor's (correct as at December 2011).

For more information, please contact:

Alastair Blundell
Executive Operations Officer
Direct Tel.: +44 (0) 207 280 8303
Mobile: +44 (0) 7710 883902
Email: ablundell(at)tokiomarine.co.uk

Andy Lane
Chief Underwriter, Marine
Direct Tel.: +44 (0) 207 280 8520
Mobile: +44 (0) 7809 364 378
Email: alane(at)tokiomarine.co.uk

Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Limited, 60 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0HR
Telephone +44 (0)20 7283 8844 Fax +44 (0)20 7398 2940

Member of the Association of British Insurers
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority Firm Reference Number 202574
Registered Office: 150 Leadenhall Street, London EC3V 4TE Registered Number: 989421 England

Founded in 1879, Tokio Marine is recognised as Japan's oldest insurer and one of the largest insurance groups in the world. Following a merger with Nichido Fire in 2004, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Limited was formed. Find out more by visiting http://www.tokiomarine-nichido.co.jp/en/index.html

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Limited, as well as all of its subsidiaries throughout the world unanimously benefit from ratings that testify to its high level of financial security. Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Limited and Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Limited are rated AA- for financial strength by Standard and Poor’s, (correct as at December 2011).

The Tokio Marine Group operates in thirty-nine countries and has over twenty-nine thousand staff worldwide on a consolidated basis that look after the insurance requirements of clients across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Oceania (correct as at 31 March 2011).

Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Limited was established as the controlling company for the European operations for Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Limited.

Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Limited underwrites commercial property, casualty, marine and personal accident and travel insurance and our principal activity is to provide reliable, effective protection with innovative solutions throughout Europe. Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Limited is committed to delivering a high standard of professional service and customer satisfaction. Client confidence is gained through our expertise, financial strength and security, which is reinforced by the support and strong position of our parent Company.

Find out more by visiting http://www.tokiomarine.co.uk

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