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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Launches Crisis Management Division in North America

New York and Chicago, Jan 6, 2016 – Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced today the launch of its Crisis Management division to assist its North American clients in preventing, preparing for and recovering from crisis incidents. Marcos Garcia Norris has been named crisis management regional practice group leader, North America, effective immediately.  Based in Chicago, Norris will report to Dieter Hautzer, regional head of liability in North America with a matrix report to Christof Bentele, head of global crisis management, based in London.

This new North American offering within AGCS’s global Liability line of business provides insurance and service solutions pertaining to product recall and contamination, hostile environments as well as terrorism and political violence. The full suite of AGCS Crisis Management solutions is available at http://www.agcs.allianz.com/services/liability/crisis-management. Beyond covering financial losses, AGCS also offers its clients crisis management assistance services on a 24/7 basis, regardless of location, through its partner company red24.

"Our clients face an increasing array of complex, perilous risks and they rely on the global leadership of AGCS to provide the expertise to help protect their customers, employees, property and overall reputation,” said Mr. Hautzer. "We are delighted to welcome a well-respected industry expert such as Marcos to our team to lead this key expansion.”

Marcos Garcia Norris joins AGCS from London, where he held the position of class underwriter for crisis management for several years at Lloyd's Syndicate 2007 (Novae).  Prior to this, he held crisis management positions at Starr Underwriting Agents Ltd. (London), AIG Europe (Madrid and Paris) and AIG UK (London). Norris earned his Bachelor’s and Law degrees from The Catholic Institute of Business Administration University (ICADE) in Madrid.

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Media Contacts:
Sabrina J. Glavan
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
646 472 1510
sabrina.glavan@agcs.allianz.com

Erin Burke
Harden Communications Partners
631 239 6903
eburke@hardenpartners.com

About Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 28 countries with own units and in more than 160 countries through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2014, it employed more than 3,500 people and provided insurance solutions to more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies, writing a total of €5.4 billion gross premium worldwide annually.
AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.

For more information please visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.

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