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    DUAL made its debut in the U.S. in 2013 with five underwriting products. By thoughtfully diversifying our offering, introducing dynamic new products, and prioritizing risk selection we have achieved sustainable growth. DUAL North America is now home to over 450 team members, 25 underwriting programs, and six operating companies. We underwrite on behalf of over 30 domestic carrier partners and 40 international syndicates. In 2021, DUAL acquired Align Financial Holdings, bringing together two groups with shared core values and complementary businesses to create the premier U.S. underwriting program administrator. Over time, what remains unchanged is our dedication to our people and to underwriting integrity.

    DUAL is at its core an underwriting organization, driven by underwriters. We retain top underwriting talent across the nation who are experts in their product and driven to deliver results. Our entrepreneurial culture allows underwriting teams to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to match the complex needs of today’s market with the support of a strategically developed infrastructure. Our teams leverage industry-leading analytics and technology to make proactive data-driven business decisions efficiently.

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    DUAL Launches New Fine Art Program Led by Santangelo in North America

    DUAL North America, Inc. announced today the launch of a Fine Art underwriting program led by Casey Santangelo that will provide coverage for museums, galleries and dealers, and private and corporate collectors. Santangelo joined DUAL in April 2022 as President of the Fine Art division and is responsible for program development and management, underwriting, and all day-to-day operations. Beginning in January 2023, the Fine Art program will provide insurance products for a variety of art collections including paintings and sculptures, rare books and manuscripts, archaeological materials, antiques, and other objects of artistic or historic merit. The program will cover domestic and international risks and provide additional coverages including terrorism, flood, earthquake, defense costs, restoration, event cancellation, and more. Supported by a panel of insurers, the Fine Art program will offer $30M primary limits and $50M excess limits with a minimum attachment point of $25M for excess placements. The products will be underwritten through appointed wholesale and retail brokers across the U.S. Jon Knouse, Chief Property Officer at DUAL North America, commented: “This is a unique, yet widely applicable and valuable offering that we are really excited to offer our partners and network. We see a lot of opportunity to provide a much-needed coverage to the Property sector that they may not have access to. Our goal is always to provide the best expertise available for these specialty products, and that’s exactly what Casey brings to the table with this program. We are thrilled to have her leading this business.” Prior to joining DUAL Santangelo spent 14 years at Travelers, where she built the largest Fine Art book of business at the company and went on to hold the position of Regional Underwriting Officer, Inland Marine. With program inquiries, please contact csantangelo@dualcommercial.com. For more information, visit www.dualna.com/fine-art.

    About DUAL North America, Inc.

    DUAL North America, Inc. is a leading Specialty Program Administrator offering Property, Casualty, and Financial Lines products through several specialized operating subsidiaries. DUAL currently has offices in 14 locations throughout North America that underwrite and manage unique insurance programs utilizing advanced technology and simplified distribution methods. DUAL North America transacted over $1.5bn in gross written premium in 2022 across over 25 insurance products. DUAL North America is a part of the DUAL Group. DUAL, the specialist underwriting arm of Howden Group Holdings, is one of the world's largest international underwriting agencies and one of Lloyd's largest international coverholders with operations in 19 countries. For more information, visit www.dualna.com.

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    Emily Gruber egruber@dualcommercial.com 973-631-7575; 804
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