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Everest Insurance® Continues Expansion of Cyber Practice

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Jon Levenson
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Everest Insurance® is pleased to announce the expansion of its Everest Specialty Underwriters (ESU) Financial Lines group with the addition of three new cyber liability team members

NEW YORK, NY ‐‐ September 11, 2018 ‐‐ Everest Insurance® is pleased to announce the  expansion of its Everest Specialty Underwriters (ESU) Financial Lines group with the addition of three new cyber liability team members. This team, led by Vice President and Cyber Practice Leader Kevin Sherry, is focused on providing cyber liability coverage and solutions to firms across all industries.

Since its March 2018 launch, Everest has established a fully‐dedicated cyber unit, creating a market‐leading primary cyber policy. The group works closely with cyber modeling firms, cyber security firms and incident response vendors to best provide insureds with comprehensive services.

Raphael DaCosta joins Everest as a Manager, responsible for middle market and national accounts predominantly in the Northeast and Midwest regions. Raphael comes to Everest from Zurich, where he worked as a Senior Underwriter focusing on Security and Privacy, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Tech E&O, Manufacturers E&O and Employed Lawyers Liability. Prior to Zurich, Raphael began his underwriting career at Chubb. Raphael has a BA from Hofstra University

Melissa Bell has joined Everest as Associate Manager, and will be handling middle market and national accounts in the South and West Coast Regions. Melissa comes to Everest from Arch Insurance Group, where she was an underwriter in Cyber and E&O. She is a graduate of Seton Hall University.

Jenna Belous has been hired as Associate Manager, responsible for middle market and national accounts in the Northeast Region. Jenna joins Everest from Liberty Mutual, where she worked as an underwriter in Data Privacy and Technology. She is an alumna of Purdue University.

“We are thrilled to continue building out our Cyber Liability segment with this group of talented individuals,” said Keith Lavigne, Head of Management and Professional Liability. “This team brings to Everest a wealth of knowledge and an in‐depth understanding of the intricacies and ever‐ changing nature of cyber insurance. They are committed to the success and growth of the segment, and will offer specialized coverage and best‐in‐class service to our brokers and clients.”

Everest Re Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda holding company that operates through the following subsidiaries: Everest Reinsurance Company provides reinsurance to property and casualty insurers in both the U.S. and international markets. Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda), Ltd., including through its branch in the United Kingdom, provides reinsurance and insurance to worldwide property and casualty markets and reinsurance to life insurers. Everest Reinsurance Company (Ireland), dac. provides reinsurance to non‐life insurers in Europe. Everest Insurance® refers to the primary insurance operations of Everest Re Group, Ltd., and its affiliated companies which offer property, casualty and specialty lines insurance on both an admitted and non‐admitted basis in the U.S. and internationally. The Company also operates within the Lloyd's insurance market through Syndicate 2786. In addition, through Mt. Logan Re, Ltd., the Company manages segregated accounts, capitalized by the Company and third party investors that provide reinsurance for property catastrophe risks. Additional information on Everest Re Group companies can be found at the Group’s web site at