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HIIG Announces Susan Swails Has Joined the Company to Head Up New Global Energy Division

HIIG (large) New ImageHouston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that Susan Swails has joined the Company in the position of President and Chief Underwriting Officer of its newly formed Division, HIIG Global Energy.

Ms. Swails was most recently the Global Head of Oil Rig at AIG and previously worked with HIIG Chief Executive, Stephen L. Way when he was CEO of HCC, the company he founded in 1974. She is a highly experienced underwriter of all forms of coverage provided to the “upstream” energy industry and very familiar in leading large multi-national policies for substantial offshore and onshore energy companies as well as smaller onshore operators and contractors.

Ms. Swails commented, “I am beyond thrilled to be once again working for Mr. Way a great mentor and leader.”

Mr. Way, said, “Susan is a special person that exudes strength and kindness at the same time. She is a true professional in every sense and HIIG is fortunate to win her loyalty.” He added, “HIIG Global Energy will begin underwriting on January 1st and will be the first in a series of new initiatives at our rapidly expanding specialty group.”

HIIG is an insurance holding company based in Houston, Texas with offices in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Morristown, NJ and a representative office in London, UK. HIIG has Divisions specializing in Construction; Global Energy; Hospitality; Mining; Oil & Gas; Professional E&O and D&O; and Transactional Property.

HIIG has assets of more than $1 billion and shareholders’ equity of almost $250 million. HIIG’s insurance company subsidiaries led by Houston Specialty Insurance Company are rated A/A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

For more information go to www.hiig.com

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