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Shawn Austin to Join Everest as Senior Vice President and Head of Accident and Health for North America

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Dawn Lauer
Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
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WARREN, New Jersey – October 14, 2022 Everest Re Group, Ltd. (NYSE: RE) today announced Shawn Austin will join as Senior Vice President, Head of Accident and Health for North America, effective October 24, 2022. He will be based in New York and report directly to Jim Williamson, Everest Group COO and Head of Reinsurance.

“Shawn is the most recent example of our deep investment in best-in-class talent at Everest,” said Jim Williamson, Everest Group COO and Head of Reinsurance. “Shawn’s strong leadership skills and demonstrated track record building new businesses enable us to capitalize on increased market demand for innovative accident and health solutions.”

Bringing 25 years of experience to this role, Shawn will lead strategy development and execution for Accident and Health in North America. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s products and services within the accident and health market. Prior to joining Everest, Shawn served as Head of AIG’s North American Accident and Health business where he oversaw the entire portfolio. During his tenure, Shawn held various leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including senior positions at Liberty Mutual, most recently serving as Senior Vice president leading the distribution and marketing of the company’s start-up global Accident and Health business.

Shawn holds a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Rutgers University. He is a licensed Broker in Property, Casualty, Life, Health and Accident and serves as Board Member and Governance Chair for the Prospect Park Alliance and as Board member of the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corp.

Shawn will succeed Everest Reinsurance veteran Lou Monteagudo, who will be retiring in December after 26 years with the Company.

Jim Williamson concluded, “On behalf of the company, I want to thank Lou for his leadership and contributions to the A&H business and wish him all the best in his retirement.”

About Everest Re Group, Ltd.

Everest Re Group, Ltd. (“Everest”) is a leading global provider of reinsurance and insurance, operating for close to 50 years through subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, Canada, Bermuda and other territories.

Everest offers property, casualty, and specialty products through its various operating affiliates located in key markets around the world.

Everest common stock (NYSE:RE) is a component of the S&P 500 index.

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