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Everest Names Kevin Bogardus Chief Executive of Everest Reinsurance Singapore Branch

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Dawn Lauer
Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
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WARREN – February 27, 2023 – Everest Reinsurance, the reinsurance division of Everest Re Group, Ltd. (NYSE: RE), a global underwriting leader providing best-in-class property, casualty, and specialty reinsurance and insurance solutions, announced that Kevin Bogardus, Head of Business Development for Asia Pacific, has been promoted to Chief Executive of Everest Reinsurance Company, Singapore branch. Bogardus will continue to report to Artur Klinger. He will succeed Nitin Talwalkar, who is departing the company.

In his expanded role, Bogardus will oversee operations for Everest Reinsurance across all of Asia Pacific from the regional Singapore office. He will also continue to lead the strategic expansion of Everest Reinsurance’s Asia Pacific business, identifying opportunities for regional growth and portfolio diversification.

“Since Kevin joined Everest last year, he has leveraged his deep network and partnerships throughout the region and successfully led the growth, diversification, and profitability of our Everest Reinsurance Asia Pacific portfolio,” said Artur Klinger, Head of International Reinsurance. “Kevin is a well-known leader and respected broadly across our industry. His proven track record of driving growth and high-performing teams make him the ideal leader for our business and offering.”

Bogardus’ reputation is based on three decades of experience building and leading successful insurance businesses in Asia at major global insurance and reinsurance companies. Prior to joining Everest, he was Country President at Chubb Singapore, and also served as Country President for Chubb China where he oversaw ACE’s acquisition of Chubb China and led the company’s profitable business expansion in China, while at the same time establishing two new branches in Beijing and Guangzhou. Prior to that, Bogardus established a first-of-its-kind direct insurance underwriting syndicate for ACE within Lloyd’s China and served as Chief Advisor and Board Director for Huatai P&C Insurance Co. Ltd. He graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University where he double majored in International Relations and Asian Studies.

About Everest Re Group, Ltd.

Everest is a global underwriting leader providing best-in-class property, casualty, and specialty reinsurance and insurance solutions that address customers’ most pressing challenges. Known for a 50-year track record of disciplined underwriting, capital, and risk management, Everest, through its global operating affiliates, is committed to underwriting opportunity for colleagues, customers, shareholders, and communities worldwide. Everest Reinsurance Company is incorporated in Delaware, USA and regulated in Singapore by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

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