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Zurich makes a difference in the lives of Philadelphia families

Philadelphia, PA, April 26, 2017

Insurance provider makes ,000 donation to local Ronald McDonald House during RIMS Conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 27, 2017 – Zurich North America, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance and a company dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, has made a ,000 donation to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Paul Horgan, Head of North America Commercial Insurance for Zurich North America, announced the donation at a special dinner for Zurich customers on April 25 during the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Conference, which took place this year in Philadelphia, from April 23-26.

In 2016 Zurich demonstrated its commitment to the communities where we live and work through more than ,000 derived from 27,430 volunteer hours donated by 3,668 employees through more than 725 service projects.

One of Zurich’s three community investment focus areas is working to ensure the health and welfare of children in need.

To help meet that need in the Philadelphia area, Zurich has donated ,000 to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House on behalf of our Zurich RIMS attendees and guests attending our Zurich-hosted events. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald house is dedicated to supporting the families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope through housing and other supportive services.

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(L-R) Chris Callanan, Director of Events and Corporate Development, and Susan Campbell, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House receive a ,000 donation from Paul Horgan, Head of North America Commercial Insurance for Zurich North America.

The ,000 will go towards two initiatives. Half of the money will be used to allow a group of children battling cancer and their siblings to attend Ronald McDonald Camp in the Poconos Mountains. The Camp allows children with cancer to take a break from the stress of treatment and just be kids by experiencing the joys of summer camp. The other half of the donation will be used to support the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms extend the support of the Ronald McDonald House into the hospital by offering a quiet, comfortable place for families to rest and regroup during their child’s treatment—helping them to reduce stress and focus on their own health and well-being while they take care of their child.

In addition to the monetary donation Zurich presented the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House with over ,000 worth of gift cards for families served by the House to help them with everyday staples and supplies while living there. The gift cards were donated by Zurich’s Select Brokers in the Atlantic Region and Zurich employees attending the RIMS conference.

“Ronald McDonald House was born in Philadelphia, making it another part of the city’s tradition of innovation and leadership where children’s health is concerned,” said Horgan. “I am proud that Zurich can contribute to that tradition by providing comfort to the families of seriously ill children with this donation.”

“We are very excited and grateful to Zurich for their generous donation,” said Susan Campbell, Executive Director at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. “Through their contribution, they will help us provide comfort to numerous families at the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms while they are going through a very difficult time. They will also help us bring joy to children with cancer and their siblings by giving them a week to enjoy summer camp with other kids who understand their challenges first-hand.”

About Zurich

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 54,000 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.

About the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Our programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Ronald McDonald Camp. To learn more, please visit WwW.PHILARMH.ORG or join our social media community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.