Markel promotes Brian Gray to Regional President, West Region, in Markel's Wholesale division

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Brian Gray has been promoted to Regional President, West Region, in Markel's Wholesale division. Gray now reports to Bryan Sanders, President of Markel Wholesale. Markel's West Region serves wholesale brokers from offices located in Woodland Hills, California; San Francisco, California; and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Brian Gray, Regional President, West Region, Markel Wholesale

Most recently Gray served as Senior Director of Underwriting and Production as part of Markel Wholesale's Midwest Region leadership team in Chicago. He joined Markel in 2003 and has held a variety of underwriting, management, and leadership roles.

"Brian has done a great job working with our production partners in the Midwest and building a service team to support our customers after the sale. He has extensive knowledge across our product lines and has been a champion for pursuing new and interesting underwriting opportunities," said Sanders. "I know that he will continue to lead with the same energy and enthusiasm in the West Region."

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Markel Corporation is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. The Company's principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. In each of the Company's businesses, it seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value. Visit Markel Corporation on the web at markelcorp.com.

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Paul Broughton, 804-527-7618, pbroughton@markelcorp.com