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ALLIANZ APPOINTS NEWCASTLE BRANCH MANAGER

Press Release   •   May 21, 2014 10:48 BST

Allianz Commercial has appointed Mike Gill to the position of branch manager at its Newcastle office. 

Mike was previously based at the Company’s Leeds branch, where he spent nine years in his role as regional underwriting manager for the Northern region and consistently delivered strong levels of profit and retention for the business.

In his new position, he will now be responsible for leading the underwriting and new business teams at the Newcastle branch in order to maximise new opportunities in the region.

Andrew Broughton, director of broker markets, Allianz Commercial, commented:  “We are pleased to fill this position internally and believe this really demonstrates the strength of our people. Mike is already well known in the Newcastle broker market and we believe that this key appointment provides an excellent opportunity for us to realise the full potential presented by the North East.”

He added:  “Allianz remains fully committed to the Newcastle market and the process of building and strengthening our presence in the region is well underway. We have already appointed two senior production underwriters to the new team, who will join from the Leeds office at the beginning of June. We expect to finalise the remaining members of our refreshed branch and have them operating in Newcastle before the end of June.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

1.  Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide. Around 83 million private and

corporate customers rely on Allianz's knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risks.

In 2013, around 148,000 employees in over 70 countries achieved total revenue of 110.8 billion euros.

For further information contact:

Sian Glennane, Senior Communications Officer, Allianz Insurance

Tel: 01483 465 227
Mob: 07891 570995
Email: sian.glennane@allianz.co.uk

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

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