Hub International Announces New Practice Leader; William Tormey Named to New Personal Lines Position


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 Add Title:  Hub International Announces New Practice Leader; William Tormey Named to New Personal Lines Position
 Location:  Chicago
 Date:    2004-10-07  
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Hub International Limited (NYSE:HBG)(TSX:HBG) announced today that William M. Tormey has been named Practice Leader for all United States-based Personal Lines insurance.

In this new position, Tormey will be responsible for the overall operational and financial performance of the U.S. Personal Lines product line which includes home, auto, motorcycle, RV, watercraft and umbrella insurance. Tormey will work with each regional hub to ensure Personal Lines best practices and operational efficiencies are utilized.

Most recently, Tormey was a senior vice president responsible for managing a National Practice Group and Washington operations at Talbot Financial Corporation, a $100 million insurance brokerage acquired by Hub International on July 1, 2004.

Tormey will report to Bruce D. Guthart, Chief Operating Officer at Hub International, and he will also continue to have management responsibilities in the regional northwest hub.

"Bill is another example of the type of management talent and depth that made the Talbot acquisition particularly attractive to Hub. We are excited about the energy and knowledge he brings to this very important and growing segment of our business," said Guthart.

Tormey has over 20 years of insurance industry experience through a variety of marketing and sales leadership roles. He has served on the Executive Committee for Young Life in the Seattle area as well as a board member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of King County. Tormey attended Washington State University, where he majored in Business Administration. Tormey and his wife, Katie, live in Bothwell, Washington with their children.

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International is a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States and Canada.

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Teri Gries (Media), 812-485-2883
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