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Steve Lewis appointed as RSA CEO for UK and Western Europe

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

“I am delighted to have appointed someone of Steve’s calibre to RSA. He combines exceptional industry knowledge with experience of leading successful businesses in a competitive marketplace.”

26 June 2014

Steve Lewis appointed as RSA CEO for UK and Western Europe

Leading insurer RSA has appointed Steve Lewis as CEO for the UK and Western Europe. He will join the company with effect from 01 January 2015.

In his new role he will be responsible for the RSA and MORE TH>N brands in the UK, 123.ie in Ireland and our businesses across Western Europe.

He will join the Group Executive Team and report to Group Chief Executive Stephen Hester.

Steve joins from Zurich where he was CEO, UK General Insurance & Shared Services, a role he has held since 2009. During his 25 year career at Zurich he has held a number of operational and financial roles in the UK, Zurich and Asia Pacific.

Group Chief Executive Stephen Hester said:

“I am delighted to have appointed someone of Steve’s calibre to RSA. He combines exceptional industry knowledge with experience of leading successful businesses in a competitive marketplace.

“I am confident that Steve will bring a fresh outlook and approach, and together with our existing UK management team, provide the strong leadership, energy and commitment to make the changes that will ensure the future success of our UK and Western Europe businesses.“

Steve Lewis said:

“I am excited to be joining RSA and playing a key part in the transformation of the UK and Western European businesses by continuing to improve performance, profitability and customer service . I look forward to working with the RSA leadership team and colleagues to achieve this.”

Adrian Brown will remain in his current role until 31st August 2014, when he will leave the business to join A J. Gallagher’s as Executive Chairman, Underwriting and Distribution as previously announced.

Notes to Editors

Biography

Zurich

2009 – present   CEO, UKGI & Shared Services
2007 – 2009 Group Finance, Head of Group Operations, Planning and Performance Management
2006 – 2007 Corporate, Chief Financial Officer & Head of Operations, GCiE
2004 – 2006 Group Finance, Head of Group Performance Reporting & Analysis
2002 – 2004 Strategic Finance Executive, Asia Pacific Region
2001 – 2002 UK GI Finance Director, Performance Reporting & Strategic Projects
1998 – 2000 UK GI Head of Finance, Personal Insurance
1998 - 1989 Eagle Star – variety of GI and Audit roles across UK and Asia Pacific
1987 – 1989 Bellwoods Chartered Accountants

Steven is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, having qualified in 1990.

Enquiries

Press

Louise Shield   Jon Sellors
Director of External Communications Group & UK Head of Media Relations
020 7111 7047 020 7111 7327
07786 114 662 07711 701 806

louise.shield@gcc.rsagroup.com

jon.sellors@gcc.rsagroup.com

Analysts and Investors

Matt Hotson   Rupert Taylor Rea
Director of Investor Relations Head of Investor Relations
0207 111 17212 020 7 111 7140
07711 956 077 07881 677 400

matt.hotson@gcc.rsagroup.com

rupert.taylorrea@gcc.rsagroup.com

About RSA Group

With a 300 year heritage, RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational quoted insurance groups. RSA has major operations in the UK, Scandinavia, Canada, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe and has the capability to write business in around 140 countries. Focusing on general insurance, RSA has around 23,000 employees and, in 2013, its net written premiums were £8.7 billion.

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Contacts

RSA Insurance Group Plc