NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced that Russell Findlay has been appointed as Head of Marketing for Hiscox USA based out of the company's New York office. Findlay has over 20 years of marketing experience across consumer goods, major league sports and the restaurant industries.

"We are excited to have Russ join Hiscox as we continue to develop and promote the Hiscox brand to our broker partners and small business customers across the US," said Ben Walter, Chief Executive Officer for Hiscox USA. "The innovative and successful marketing programs and teams Russ led at Pepsico, Unilever and Major League Soccer give him the ideal skills and background to raise the Hiscox brand profile in the US to the next level."

Hiscox provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance to US businesses through US-based brokers. Hiscox also sells insurance for small business owners, such as professional liability (errors and omissions insurance) and commercial general liability customized directly online and through their call center for a range of fields including IT, consulting, marketing, photography, real estate, and beauty and health.

"Hiscox is a growing business in a great position to cement the brand as a leading insurer in the US market in the next few years," said Mr. Findlay. "I'm excited about the opportunity to expand the brand in the US market, backed by the power of an established multi-billion dollar international business."

In the US, Hiscox has offices in New York, NY; White Plains, NY; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; and San Francisco, CA.

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About Hiscox in the U.S.

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Hiscox is the first company in the U.S. to offer insurance for small professional services businesses direct, online, and in real-time. We provide professional liability, general liability and business owner's insurance, underwritten by Chicago-based Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., which is rated 'A' (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found on the Why Choose Hiscox? page. Coverages are subject to underwriting and may not be available in all states.

Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance to U.S. businesses through US-based brokers. This communication does not constitute a solicitation of business by Hiscox's syndicates at Lloyd's, London.

Hiscox Inc., a Delaware corporation headquartered in New York, d/b/a Hiscox Insurance Agency in CA, is a licensed insurance intermediary for admitted and surplus lines business. Hiscox Inc. underwrites on behalf of, and places business with, Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., other domestic insurers, and syndicates at Lloyd's ( Hiscox Insurance Company Inc. is a Chicago, IL domiciled insurer which is admitted or licensed to do business in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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