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W. R. Berkley Corporation Forms Berkley Specialty Excess

Appoints John Termini as President

W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the formation of Berkley Specialty Excess to offer excess liability coverages in specialized markets, with an initial focus on the environmental and energy industries. John Termini has been named president of the new business, effective immediately.

W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, commented, “The specialty excess market continues to offer attractive opportunities. John brings to Berkley deep expertise and experience in his areas of focus and we are excited to welcome him to the team.”

Mr. Termini has nearly 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance market, with a focus in the environmental and energy sectors. Throughout his career, he has held various executive and leadership positions, and most recently served as the head of the environmental and energy division of a global specialty (re)insurer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology from Salem State University.

For further information about products and services available from Berkley Specialty Excess, please contact John Termini at

Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. For further information about W. R. Berkley Corporation, please visit

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Karen A. Horvath

Vice President - External

Financial Communications

(203) 629-3000

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