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New Broker & Intermediary Director for Legal & General's General Insurance Business

30 August 2011

As part of the previously outlined business objective to increase the 'on the ground' support provided to our valued broker and intermediary partners, Legal & General's general insurance business is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Holweger to the new role of Broker & Intermediary Director, as from 25 August 2010.

Mark co-founded Coverwise Ltd, an international online general insurance intermediary and has previously held senior sales roles at Aviva, Axa and RSA, spanning over 20 years.

Currently, around 80% of Legal & General’s general insurance new business is through broker and intermediary partners, which is supported by a regional sales and marketing team of 33, which Mark will now head.

Duncan Finch, Managing Director for Legal & General’s general insurance business commenting on the appointment: "Mark's strong business expertise and exceptional understanding of what is an extremely important business distribution channel for us will be a huge benefit. Working together closely with our business partners will ensure we continue to offer a business proposition that supports them and provides the opportunity for continuing long term profitability for all.

We have some extremely strong broker and intermediary relationships that have been developed over time and it is core to our business development strategy that we continue to provide them and new partners with the professional service they’ve come to expect from us. Mark's recruitment to head the existing high quality sales and marketing team, demonstrates our continued commitment to the broker and intermediary market."

Legal & General has previously announced its plan to strengthen the sales team as it prepares to diversify into new personal lines insurance products, in addition to its current household offering, in 2012.

Notes to editors

A photograph of Mark Holweger is available on request.

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Issued by Legal & General Insurance Limited. Registered in England No 423930. Registered office: One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA.

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