Date: 15/06/2015

ESR rebrands to Markel

Toronto, June 15, 2015 – On July 1 2015, Elliott Special Risks (ESR) will rebrand to Markel. Operating across the country with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, ESR’s business in Canada was established in 1966. ESR was acquired by Markel International, a subsidiary of the US-based holding company, Markel Corporation, in October 2009.

Karen Barkley, divisional managing director, commented: “By aligning our brand more closely with Markel International, we are able to further improve our capabilities and demonstrate to the Canadian market that we have grown from an MGA to a carrier. We will still provide the same great service and insurance expertise that our brokers have come to rely on. We are excited to see what the future holds for Markel in Canada”.



For more information:

Helix Media – Markel International’s PR Consultant +65 6222 6375 
Edward Ion, Managing Partner

Markel International + 44 (0)20 7953 6000

Michael Henman, Director of Communications

About Markel:

Markel International Limited is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (MKL). Markel International writes insurance and reinsurance business through eight divisions and through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel International Insurance Company Limited. Markel International also manages the business of Abbey Protection Group which provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal, tax and human resources consultancy services. For more information please visit us at