Hub International Regional Head Named to Business in Vancouver's ``40 under 40'' List

Chicago January 20, 2005 -

Tina Osen, Insurance Brokerage President, Honored by Local Publication

Hub International Limited (NYSE & TSX: HBG) today announced that Tina Osen, 35, President and Chief Executive Officer of HUB International TOS Limited ("HUB TOS") has been recognized as one of Vancouver's "40 under 40" by the business journal, Business in Vancouver. The "40 under 40" list is comprised of executives throughout British Columbia under age 40 who have exemplified exceptional leadership, growth and entrepreneurial development in their careers.

The winners were selected from a pool of over 100 nominations submitted for the list, which has been published annually for over a decade. Business in Vancouver is a weekly paper, providing local business news and information to decision-makers throughout Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley since 1989.

Ms. Osen began her career with HUB TOS, formerly known as TOS Insurance Services, in 1991 and was named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1999 when the company was acquired by Hub International. In July 2004, she was appointed as President of the organization, followed by her promotion to Chief Executive Officer in December, retaining her title as President. Ms. Osen is a member of the board at the Insurance Council of British Columbia and sits on disciplinary panels.

Martin P. Hughes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hub International said, "We are extremely proud of Tina's accomplishments as the leader of one of Hub International's major operations and congratulate her on this honor. This is a well-deserved recognition by a respected British Columbia business publication and a testament to her hard work and dedication in the region's business community."

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International Limited 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.

Hub International Limited
W. Kirk James, 312-279-4881
Hub International TOS Limited
Tina Osen, 604-293-1481

Source: COMTEX