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Press Releases - 2012

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26.10.12 RFIB Group appoints Director of Global Property and Construction Team

RFIB Group Ltd announces the appointment of Edward Clark as Director of the Global Property and Construction team. Edward joins from Faber Global and further enhances the Global Property and Construction team set up in late 2011. The team has representatives in London, Bermuda, Dubai, Moscow, Almaty and Kiev.

Richard MacFarlane, Head of Global Property and Construction said “Edward’s appointment allows us to continue our expansion into our chosen areas of Property and Construction. Our success since we started in 2011 allows us to continue to invest in our people and our client relations.”

Simon Barnes, Managing Director, Non Marine International added “Edward’s decision to join RFIB Limited illustrates our ability to attract the most talented individuals from across the industry. We look forward to continued growth within the Global Property and Construction team”.

19.10.12 RFIB announces appointment of Lisa Siggery

RFIB Group (“RFIB”) announces the appointment of Lisa Siggery, Risk and Compliance Director who joins on Monday 29 October.

Lisa was previously Group Risk Officer at Towergate Insurance; Solvency II Director and Head of Risk and Compliance at IAG (UK) and gained significant Risk Management and Compliance experience in key roles at Groupama Insurances, Aviva, CGU and Commercial Union.

Lisa succeeds Stephen Grant, who is leaving the company to pursue another challenge. Stephen joined RFIB as Company Secretary and Compliance Officer in 2000 and was appointed a Director in October 2009.

Jonathan Turnbull, CEO of RFIB said:

"Lisa has a wealth of experience in Risk and Compliance and joins the company at a crucial time in our development. RFIB continues to go from strength to strength, opening international offices in Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia in the last two years. We also continue to invest in new capabilities including energy, global facultative property, aviation and captive reinsurance. Lisa’s experience will be invaluable in continuing our high standards of compliance and risk control across the Group.

"Stephen has made a positive impact on the strategic development of the Group over the last decade and we wish him well in his next challenge."

01.06.12 RFIB transfers Australian energy business to ToleHouse Risk Services

RFIB Holdings Limited (RFIB) and ToleHouse Risk Services Pty Limited (‘ToleHouse’) are pleased to announce the transfer of ownership of RFIB Energy Australia Pty Ltd to ToleHouse effective 30th June 2012.

After three years of continued growth of the Australian energy brokerage, Simon Race, Managing Director of RFIB Australia Pty Ltd, has exercised his option to buy out the RFIB ownership of RFIB Energy Australia Pty Ltd with the support of the team and management that have been working together and servicing the Australian Energy & Petroleum industry for over 10 years.

ToleHouse and RFIB will continue to work closely together to build the business and maintain and develop their exclusive facilities providing continuity and a further commitment to the existing client base as well as a formidable platform to grow the business.

Commenting on the transfer RFIB, Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Turnbull said "RFIB’s focus will be on our core business units, however we will continue to maintain our existing presence in Australia by working with Simon and the ToleHouse team following the change of ownership, we wish them every success.

“The launch of RFIB's new Natural Resources Group shows our commitment and desire to continue to be a recognised force in this exciting industry sector and ToleHouse provides the Group with the expertise and resources necessary in the Australasian region."

Simon Race, Managing Director of ToleHouse said: "The past three years has been an exciting time for the energy insurance broker industry. We are seeing new challenges in risk management and insurance requirements as technology advancement provides access to new areas for exploration, such as deep water prospectivity as well as unlocking the vast regional resources we have in shale and unconventional resources. The ToleHouse team has the expertise to meet these challenges and with the continued close relationship with RFIB we look forward to growing and enhancing our service to the industry we love and know so well."