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Zurich Insurance giving free Zurich Classic tickets to veterans, active-duty military

Schaumburg, IL, March 6, 2018

To thank veterans and active-duty military for their service, Zurich Insurance is offering 100 free tickets to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to servicemembers and their families.

Free tickets will be available through the Veteran Tickets Foundation, also known as Vet Tix. The tickets are valid for weekly general admission to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, April 26 – 29, 2018.

“We are grateful to those who have bravely served and protected our country,” said Randall Clouser, executive vice president for Zurich North America and executive sponsor of Zurich’s employee resource group for veterans. “We are honored to offer servicemembers tickets to the Zurich Classic – the only PGA TOUR, FedExCup event with a fan-favorite team format. To achieve great things takes teamwork, and veterans and active-duty military know the difference we can make working together.”

Tickets will be available on Vettix.org starting March 26, 2018.

Zurich has a robust employee resource group for veterans called the Veterans Engagement Team at Zurich or VETZ. This group strives to build a diverse community for all current and former military service members and military supporters while establishing an inclusive environment to help employees build a career, share experiences and become thought leaders among the Zurich team. Since its launch in 2015, VETZ has grown to 140 members within 19 different locations across the U.S. with six core chapters in New York, Schaumburg, Colorado, California, Texas, and Florida. For the second year in a row, Zurich’s focus on veterans has been recognized as best employer for veterans by Military Times.

About Zurich’s Commitment to Veterans

With more than 200,000 veterans transitioning from military service every year, Zurich Insurance is providing opportunities that support their move from active duty to the civilian workforce and working to increase the hiring of U.S. military veterans across the nation. Zurich has joined more than 170 companies in the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a national coalition committed to hiring U.S. military veterans. The coalition has already hired more than 160,000 veterans since forming in 2011, leading to a new pledge to hire 200,000 veterans by 2020. In addition, Zurich signed a statement of support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) – an office of the U.S. Department of Defense – pledging support of employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve while encouraging employment of military members and veterans. Zurich also signed a statement of support with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) – an office of the U.S. Department of Defense – pledging support of recruitment and employment for spouses. Zurich makes it easy for veterans to pursue careers at Zurich. Veterans visit ZurichHiresHeroes.com and align their transferable military skills to available Zurich jobs across the nation. Veterans simply enter their military title or code to see positions that reflect their service experience.

About Zurich

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 53,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors through the individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company. Life insurance and disability coverage issued in the United States in all states except New York is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. In New York, life insurance and disability coverage is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company of New York, a New York domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world go to www.zurichna.com. 2012 marked Zurich's 100-year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees.