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CNA to Move London-Based Teams to the "Walkie-Talkie"


LONDON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) is pleased to announce that it will move its London-based Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited (Hardy) and CNA Insurance Company Limited (CNA Europe) teams to floors 12 & 13th of the Walkie-Talkie at 20 Fenchurch Street, effective Monday, November 3, 2014.

Commenting on the move, David Brosnan, chief executive of Hardy and CNA Europe, said:

"We are committed to maintaining a strong presence in the London market, and are focused on being a company that is easy to do business with.  Moving Hardy and CNA Europe to one location will allow for more opportunities to share expertise while improving business efficiency for our brokers and clients.  It will also enable us to continue to provide all our partners with the highest levels of service, integrity and trust."

Since becoming chief executive of Hardy and CNA Europe, David Brosnan has made a number of critical investments in the business. He continues working to strengthen the solid reputation of both brands.

"The move represents another important milestone in our effort to align the expertise of Hardy and CNA. Hardy's respected brand and long history of disciplined underwriting, complements CNA's deep expertise in specialised markets. Together, we will continue utilising our strengths to further collaborate on how to best drive profitable growth in 2015 and beyond," added Brosnan.

Hardy and CNA Europe are independent wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of CNA with independent boards.

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eight largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company.  CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages.  CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.  For more information, please visit CNA at "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

Jennifer Martinez-Roth, 312-822-5167
Sarah Pang, 312-822-6394 
Georgina Peters-Venzano, 0773 9448 7121



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