Hub International Limited (NYSE:HBG and TSX:HBG), a leading North American insurance brokerage, announced today that Martin P. Hughes, Chairman and CEO and Dennis Pauls, Chief Financial Officer, will webcast their investor presentation to financial analysts and portfolio managers on Tuesday, November 26, 2002. The presentation will be made at a meeting sponsored by Cochran, Caronia Securities LLC in Chicago at approximately 1:25pm EST.
A live audio webcast and a copy of the presentation will be available on Hub International's website at www.hubinternational.com or on Cochran, Caronia's website at www.cochran-caronia.com. The presentation will be archived for 60 days on the websites following the event.
A leading North American brokerage, Hub International has grown rapidly since its formation in 1998 through mergers, acquisitions and organic growth. It provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits and investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States and Canada. Hub International's strategy is to expand its market share in the highly fragmented North American insurance broker industry by acquiring quality brokerages in key geographic regions serving middle-market commercial businesses, to leverage its decentralized approach in order to differentiate its services and to capitalize on its scale to provide broad product offerings to its clients through multiple distribution channels.
Statements made during this presentation, as well as responses to questions asked during the Question and Answer portion, may contain certain forward-looking statements relating to future results. These forward-looking statements relate, among other things, to our plans and objectives for future operations and are subject to uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, risks associated with implementing our business strategies, identifying and consummating acquisitions, integrating acquired brokerages, attaining greater market share, developing and implementing effective information technology systems, recruiting and retaining qualified employees, fluctuations in the premiums charged by insurance companies with corresponding fluctuations in our premium-based revenue, any loss of services of key executives, industry consolidation, increased competition in the industry, fluctuations in the demand for insurance products and the passage of new legislation subjecting our business to regulation in jurisdictions where we operate. We caution listeners of the presentation not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of the presentation. Additional information regarding these risks and other factors that could cause Hub International's actual results to differ materially from our expectations is contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as otherwise required by federal securities laws, Hub International undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.