REG-RSA Insurance Group Plc RSA appoints Investor Relations Director

Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:00am EDT

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RSA appoints Investor Relations Director

RSA appoints Investor Relations Director

Leading global insurer RSA today announced the appointment of Matt Hotson as Investor Relations Director.

Matt joins the Group in early September from Cable & Wireless Worldwide where he was responsible for Corporate Finance and IR. He has extensive industry experience and was previously Director of Investor Relations and Strategy at Legal & General.

Welcoming the appointment, Group Chief Financial Officer, Richard Houghton said:

“Matt brings with him a wealth of financial and investor relations experience. I look forward to working with him to improve the understanding of RSA’s financial story and to deepen and broaden our shareholder base.”

Matt Hotson said:

“I am delighted to be joining RSA and I’m excited about the opportunities to develop the Investor Relations function to further support the Group’s growth strategy.”



Louise Shield
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7111 7047

Bart Nash

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7111 7336

Notes to Editors

1. Biography

2011 – 2012   Cable and Wireless
Director, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations
1997 – 2011 Legal and General
2009 – 2011 Director, Investor Relations and Strategy
2007 – 2011 Group Strategy Director
2005 – 2007 UK Strategy Director
2004 – 2005 Director, Business Solutions and Planning
2003 – 2004 Commercial Director
2001 – 2002 Managing Director, Direct Distribution
1999 – 2001 E-Customer Director
1997 – 1999 Head of Corporate Business Development
1991 – 1997 Nat West
Various strategy, planning and marketing roles

Matt lives in Surrey and is married with a daughter.

About RSA

With a 300 year heritage, RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational quoted insurance groups. RSA has major operations in the UK, Scandinavia, Canada, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe and has the capability to write business in around 140 countries. Focusing on general insurance, RSA has around 23,000 employees and, in 2011, its net written premiums were £8.1 billion.

Important Disclaimer

This press release may contain ‘forward-looking statements’ with respect to certain of the Group’s plans and its current goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition, performance results, strategic initiatives and objectives. Generally, words such as “may”, “could”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “aim”, “outlook”, “believe”, “plan”, “seek”, “continue” or similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. By their nature, all forward-looking statements are inherently predictive and speculative and involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances which are beyond the Group’s control, including amongst other things, UK domestic and global economic business conditions, market-related risks such as fluctuations in interest rates and exchange rates, the policies and actions of regulatory authorities, the impact of competition, inflation, deflation, the timing impact and other uncertainties of future acquisitions or combinations within relevant industries, as well as the impact of tax and other legislation or regulations in the jurisdictions in which the Group and its affiliates operate. As a result, the Group’s actual future financial condition, performance and results may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set forth in the Group’s forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release are current only as of the date on which such statements are made. The Group undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, save in respect of any requirement under applicable law or regulation. Nothing in this press release shall be construed as a profit forecast.

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