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June 16, 2016
GREENWICH, Conn.,–(PRNewswire)–W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointment of Jared E. Abbey as senior vice president – corporate strategy and development. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Abbey has nearly 20 years of experience as an investment banker focused on the insurance sector, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, corporate restructuring and capital-raising. He most recently served as managing director and co-head of North American insurance investment banking at Morgan… [Read More]
June 14, 2016
GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced the appointment of David A. Dunn as president and chief executive officer of Carolina Casualty. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Dunn has 40 years of experience in all aspects of the property casualty insurance industry, principally in the specialty transportation segment. Most recently, he served as president of the transportation division of a leading specialty insurer in the U.S. W. Robert Berkley, Jr., president… [Read More]
May 25, 2016
GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointments of two senior executives. Richard M. Baio has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer. Andrea C. Kanefsky has been named vice president – corporate controller. Ms. Kanefsky succeeds Clement P. Patafio, who oversees the Company’s financial shared services team and related data management. The appointments are effective immediately. Mr. Baio most recently served as the Company’s vice president and… [Read More]

March 25, 2016

GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) announced today that its Board of Directors has voted to increase the cash dividend to an annual rate of 52 cents per share, representing an 8% increase from the present rate. The first quarterly dividend at the new rate of 13 cents per share will be paid on July 5, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2016. Founded in 1967,… [Read More]