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Press release from GlobeNewswire (a Nasdaq OMX company)

Navigators Expands Executive Responsibilities

Monday, September 24, 2012

Navigators Expands Executive Responsibilities10:07 EDT Monday, September 24, 2012NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) today announced that its principal underwriting agency subsidiary, Navigators Management Company, Inc., has expanded Adrien T. Robinson's responsibilities to include the open-brokerage products of Life Sciences, Global Package, Environmental Casualty, Commercial Auto and Excess Casualty Retail. Mr. Robinson was previously President of the Environmental Casualty division."Over the past three years, Adrien and his team have successfully built a quality book of Environmental Casualty business with an innovative customer-focused approach and a keen eye to profitability," said Mr. Vincent C. Tizzio, President & CEO of Navigators Management Company, Inc. "His technical training and diverse experience make him uniquely qualified to serve in his newly-appointed capacity, and we feel fortunate to have him in this role."Mr. Robinson has been with Navigators since 2008 and is a graduate of the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada (B.S., Environmental Engineering) and Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D., Environmental Law). He is both a licensed attorney and accredited engineer admitted to practice in the State of Illinois. He has been in the insurance industry in various underwriting and management positions since 2001, and held engineering positions prior thereto.The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations, underwriting management companies, and operations at Lloyd's of London. Headquartered in New York, Navigators has offices in major insurance centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Whenever used in this release, the words "estimate," "expect," "believe," "may," "will," "intend," "continue" or similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. We cannot assure that results that we anticipate will be achieved, since results may differ materially because of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that we face. Please refer to Navigators' most recent Forms 10-K and 10-Q and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a description of Navigators' business and the important factors that may affect that business. Navigators undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.CONTACT: Business Inquiries: Adrien Robinson (312) 506-8169 arobinson@navg.com Media Inquiries: Taha Ebrahimi (914) 933-6209 tebrahimi@navg.com www.navg.com