Arch Insurance Group Names David M. Finkelstein EVP of Surety Division

NEW YORK--()--Arch Insurance Group, a subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., announced today that David M. Finkelstein has been named Executive Vice President of Arch’s Surety Division effective May 3, 2010.

Based in Philadelphia, Mr. Finkelstein will be responsible for the overall direction of the Surety division, overseeing the underwriting and operations of all Arch Surety offices nationwide.

Mr. Finkelstein will replace current Surety EVP-Mark C. Vonnahme, who will be returning to teaching as a professor and Director of the MS in Finance at the University of Illinois in the fall. Mr. Finkelstein will report to David McElroy, President of the Financial & Professional Liability Products Group. “David brings strong leadership and extensive experience from the Surety discipline. Arch remains committed to the Surety marketplace and we believe David’s addition will help us to deliver on our mission of providing effective Surety solutions for our distribution partners and their clients,” said McElroy.

Mr. Finkelstein most recently served as Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer of Liberty Mutual’s Surety department. There, he led the Contract underwriting strategy and home office nationwide operations. Prior to his seven years at Liberty, Mr. Finkelstein was Vice President of Surety at XL Specialty Surety Inc. where he was responsible for the Surety division’s Southeastern and Western regions. Before joining XL, he was Director, Home Office Surety at CGU (formerly General Accident Insurance Company of America) and prior to CGU, he was Regional Bond Manager at USF&G.

He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Finance and holds a CPCU designation.

Arch Insurance Group Inc. is a member of Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company that provides insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.archinsurance.com.

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The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other cautionary statements that are included herein or elsewhere. All subsequent written and oral forward−looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward−looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts

Arch Insurance Group Inc.
Stefanie Frelick, 646-563-6431
Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications

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Arch Insurance Group Inc.
Stefanie Frelick, 646-563-6431
Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications