Adam T. Bergonzi Named Chief Risk Officer of National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation

ARMONK, N.Y.--()--National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation (National), an indirect subsidiary of MBIA Inc. (NYSE: MBI), announced today that Adam T. Bergonzi has joined the company as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer. Reporting to William C. Fallon, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bergonzi will be responsible for National’s risk management activities and its insured portfolio management function.

Mr. Bergonzi joins National with extensive experience in municipal credit analysis and a deep familiarity with the bond insurance industry. He was most recently Chief Risk Officer of Municipal and Infrastructure Assurance Corporation and prior to that was the Chief Credit Officer of Security Capital Assurance. Mr. Bergonzi previously spent 12 years at MBIA Insurance Corp. where he held positions of increasing responsibility in MBIA's insured portfolio management, new business, finance and corporate strategy areas.

Mr. Bergonzi holds a B.A. degree from Colgate University (cum laude) and received his J.D. from the New York Law School.

National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation, headquartered in Armonk, New York is the world’s largest U.S. public finance-only financial guarantee insurance company, with offices in New York and San Francisco. The company’s financial strength is highlighted by its $5.6 billion in claims-paying resources, $2.3 billion in statutory capital and strong embedded profitability from its $481 billion insured portfolio and $5.7 billion investment portfolio. National has insurance financial strength ratings of A with a developing outlook from Standard and Poor’s and Baa1 with a developing outlook from Moody’s Investors Service. Please visit National’s Web site at www.nationalpfg.com.

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Contacts

National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation
Media:
Kevin Brown, +1-914-765-3648
or
Media:
Elizabeth James, +1-914-765-3889
or
Investor Relations:
Nick Sourbis, +1-914-765-3385

Contacts

National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation
Media:
Kevin Brown, +1-914-765-3648
or
Media:
Elizabeth James, +1-914-765-3889
or
Investor Relations:
Nick Sourbis, +1-914-765-3385