W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Daniel R. Spragg President of Berkley Select

GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced the
appointment of Daniel R. Spragg as president of Berkley Select, a
Berkley Company. The appointment is effective immediately.

Mr. Spragg has over 30 years of experience in the specialty insurance
and insurance consulting industries. He most recently served as founding
partner of the insurance and risk advisory practice at an international
management consulting firm. Mr. Spragg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
in business administration and economics from Drury University and a
Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in business and insurance from Chicago
– Kent College of Law. He is a member of the Illinois Bar, a Chartered
Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), an Associate in Reinsurance (ARe)
and an Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF).

Commenting on the appointment, W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president and
chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, said, “Dan brings
a wealth of experience to Berkley Select in both of its core markets –
management liability and professional liability. In addition, his
considerable expertise will enable us to continue expertly serving our
customers in this important market. We are pleased to welcome him to the
Berkley team.”

Berkley Select is a leading provider of professional liability insurance
products across a broad spectrum of disciplines and industries, for
clients of various sizes and complexities. For additional information
about Berkley Select and the products and services it offers, please
visit www.berkleyselect.com.

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 www.berkley.com.

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Karen A. Horvath
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Financial
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203-629-3000