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Press Release

Hamilton Re CEO Kathleen Reardon Honoured as Woman to Watch by Business Insurance

HAMILTON, Bermuda, December 12, 2014 – Kathleen Reardon, Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Re, the reinsurance operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, was honoured earlier this week at Business insurance’s annual Women to Watch awards ceremony.

Mrs. Reardon, who was promoted to her current position in April of this year, was one of 25 women singled out from 400 applications to receive the prestigious award which recognizes outstanding women doing exceptional work in risk management, benefits management, commercial insurance and other related fields.

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Photo credit: Bartomeu Amengual, 2014 Business Insurance Women to Watch

The awards ceremony, held at New York’s Marriott Marquis, was the highlight of a day-long conference that examined issues facing women in the re/insurance sector, including the lack of women in executive roles.

Hamilton Insurance Group CEO Brian Duperreault was the conference’s keynote speaker. His speech, “Where Are the Women?,” was first delivered in June at the Bermuda Captive Conference and reprised at Business Insurance’s request at this week’s conference.

Speaking to a standing-room only audience, Mr. Duperreault then joined a panel discussion on the business case for gender diversity.

About Kathleen Reardon:

Kathleen Reardon is a member of the founding management team of Hamilton Re and has 20 years of (re)insurance industry experience.

From November 2005 to October 2012, Mrs. Reardon served as Chief Underwriting Officer SVP for ACE Tempest Re Bermuda’s International Property Catastrophe reinsurance business. Prior to joining ACE Tempest Re, she worked from 2000 to 2005 at ACE Financial Solutions International, first as AVP Underwriting and then as VP Underwriting.

Before moving to Bermuda, Mrs. Reardon held various actuarial roles at ACE USA following ACE Limited’s acquisition of CIGNA’s P&C business in 1999. She began her career at CIGNA in 1994 as an actuarial assistant.

Mrs. Reardon is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About Hamilton Insurance Group:

Hamilton Insurance Group leverages analytics and research to create underwriting and investment value for its clients and shareholders. As of September 30, 2014, Hamilton Insurance Group had over $900 million in capital.

About Hamilton Re:

Hamilton Re, a Bermuda-based Class 4 property casualty reinsurer, is rated “A-“ (Excellent) with a stable outlook by A.M. Best Company, Inc. and has an A.M. Best Financial Size Category of Class XI.

About Hamilton USA:

Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, Hamilton USA is a new, technology-driven insurer that delivers the benefits of cutting-edge analytics and technology to the insurance market, offering rapid, efficient, customized service to its agents and brokers.