Press Release

James River Group Holdings, Ltd. Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

12/19/16

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Dec. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) today announced that Sarah C. Doran has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group’s holding companies. Ms. Doran will have responsibility across the group for finance, accounting and financial reporting, investments, corporate development and strategy, internal audit, treasury and investor relations. She will join the company on January 16, 2017.

Ms. Doran has most recently been Senior Vice President, Strategy, Treasurer and Investor Relations at Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG.  She joined Allied World from Barclays where she was a Director in the Financial Institutions Group, responsible for executing strategic transactions including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital raising for the insurance and reinsurance industry.  Prior to Barclays, Ms. Doran was a Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group at Lehman Brothers.  Ms. Doran received an MBA in Finance and Economics from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a BA in Government from the University of Notre Dame.

J. Adam Abram, the group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are extremely pleased to have Sarah join our company.  She has a wealth of experience in finance and corporate development, having held leadership positions within financial services and the property and casualty insurance industry.  We look forward to working with her and leveraging her strengths as we continue to build our franchise.”

Mr. Abram added, “I would like to again thank our current CFO, Gregg Davis, for his years of dedicated service to the group.  We wish him the very best in his retirement.” 

Ms. Doran said, “I am thrilled to be joining James River Group at this time, both because of its recent performance as well as its prospects going forward.  It is a company I have long admired with its strong results, underwriting culture and specialty market focus.  I am excited to help drive the group’s initiatives ahead in the coming years.”

Forward-Looking Statements

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About James River Group Holdings, Ltd.

James River Group Holdings, Ltd. is a Bermuda-based insurance holding company which owns and operates a group of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies founded by members of our management team. The company operates in three specialty property-casualty insurance and reinsurance segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted Insurance and Casualty Reinsurance. The company tends to focus on accounts associated with small or medium-sized businesses in each of its segments. Each of the Company’s regulated insurance subsidiaries are rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

Visit James River Group Holdings, Ltd. on the web at www.jrgh.net

For more information contact:

Robert Myron
President and Chief Operating Officer
InvestorRelations@jrgh.net
441-278-4583

James River Group Holdings, Ltd.