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CNA Appoints New SVP & Chief Underwriting Officer for Specialty

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) today announced the appointment of Christopher Leisz as Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer for Specialty, effective Feb. 14, 2014.

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In this new and significant leadership position, Chris will take on the oversight and governance for Specialty products within Professional Services, Financial Institutions, Management Liability and Healthcare. 

"Chris's broad experience in product development, underwriting, sales, marketing, distribution management, litigation and field leadership makes him well suited for his new position," said Mark Herman, President and Chief Operating Officer, CNA Specialty. "Working collaboratively with the Financial Institutions, Professional Services, Healthcare and Management Liability leaders, I am confident he will help shape and execute strategy for profitable growth across our Specialty portfolio."

Chris joins CNA with more than 13 years of insurance industry experience, most recently serving as Midwest Regional Executive for Hiscox USA, where he was responsible for production growth, marketing, distribution strategy and account management. Prior to that, he led development of its Management and Professional Liability suite of products and also held roles with American International Group, Inc., including time as a coverage attorney.

Chris can be reached at (312) 822-1215, or via email at [email protected]

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eight largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company.  CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages.  CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.  For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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SOURCE CNA Financial Corporation

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