Charles Taylor appoints Edward Creasy to Board as Non-Executive Director

- UK - Charles Taylor plc, the international provider of professional services to the insurance sector, is pleased to announce that Edward Creasy has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 January 2014.

Edward will join the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees with effect from the same date. Edward replaces Julian Avery who, as previously announced, will retire from the board as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 31 December 2013. Gill Rider will replace Julian Avery as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Edward Creasy has had a career in insurance as both a broker and as an underwriter. He was Chief Executive Officer of Kiln plc and latterly Chairman of the Kiln Group from 2001 to 2010 and has been a Director of the Lloyd's Franchise Board. He is currently a director of WR Berkley Insurance (Europe), Limited, WR Berkley Syndicate Limited and Deputy Chairman of WR Berkley Syndicate Management Limited. Edward is also Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Pacific Horizon Investment Trust plc and a Member of the Council of Lloyd's Market Supervision and Review Committee.

Rupert Robson, Chairman, Charles Taylor plc, said: "Edward brings with him deep experience of both the London and wider insurance markets, which will be a great asset to the Company as it pursues its aim to become the professional services provider of choice to the global insurance industry."

"I would like to thank Julian for his considerable contribution to the Board over the last five years. He has provided sterling service and valuable insight throughout his time at Charles Taylor."

About Charles Taylor plc

Charles Taylor plc is a leading international provider of professional services to clients in the global insurance market. The Group has been providing professional services to insurance clients since 1885 and today has over 1,000 staff in 50 offices spread across 25 countries in the UK, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The Group offers services across the whole insurance market, principally on a fee-based model and operates through three professional services businesses - Management, Adjusting and Insurance Support Services. Charles Taylor also owns insurers in run-off. Charles Taylor's vision is to become the professional services provider of choice to the insurance market.

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