Markel to Acquire Alterra for Approximately $31Per Share in Stock and Cash

Enhanced scale and financial strength of the combined company will enhance the opportunities for the new Markel in the global marketplace


Markel reports third quarter and nine month results

Markel reports third quarter and nine month results London, November 9, 2012 --- Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) reported diluted net income per share of $5.32 for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 compared to $5.48 for the third quarter of 2011.


Big Night at The Brewery strikes a blow for Barnardo's

Markel International, London, 20 September 2012. Specialist insurer Markel International, in association with Our Time Promotions, is holding a charity boxing evening at The Brewery, City of London, on 27 September.


Markel reports second quarter and half-year

London, August 9, 2012 --- Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) reported diluted net income per share of $8.42 for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to $3.11 for the second quarter of 2011.


Markel further strenghtens professional liability division

Markel International, London, 30 July 2012 - Markel international has appointed Les Telford as a senior underwriter for UK and international professional indemnity within the professional liability division.


Charity prize awaits Castle Howard conquerors

Markel UK, Leeds, 13 July 2012. The Markel Castle Howard Triathlon, which takes place on 22 July, includes a charity challenge for teams of three who will swim, cycle and run for charity. The winning team will receive £5,000 for its nominated charity, courtesy of the insurer Markel UK which is sponsoring this special competition as part of the Markel Castle Triathlon Series.


Markel gives £5,000 triathlon prize to Cancer Support

Markel International, London, 26 June 2012. The Markel Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon, held on Sunday 24 June, defied wind, rain and mud as triathletes from across the country competed in a variety of events in the beautiful grounds of the Cheshire castle. The day included a special charity challenge for relay teams of three, with Markel providing a £5,000 prize for the winning team’s nominated charity along with an iPad for each member of the winning team.


Markel hosts Lloyd’s tour for Dutch insurance sailors

Markel International, London, June 19 2012 - The Lloyd's Building was one of the ports of call for this year's AssurMada event, as Markel hosted a tour of the iconic headquarters for over fifty sailing Dutch insurers.


Markel moves to Walkie Talkie in 2014

Markel International, London, 18 June 2012. Markel International, the specialist insurer with worldwide operations, is to move its London office from 49 Leadenhall Street to 20 Fenchurch Street, one of the most impressive high-rise developments in the City.


Lucy Alexander joins Markel stable

Markel International, London, May 28 2012. Markel International, the insurance specialist, is pleased to announce that it has signed a sponsorship deal with the jockey Lucy Alexander.