OneBeacon Government Risks' Molenaar To Present At National PRIMA Conference

MINNETONKA, Minn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OneBeacon Government Risks (OBGR), a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: OB), today announced that Dennis Molenaar, Vice President of Industry Education, will present at the national Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. on June 11.

Molenaar's presentation, entitled "Preparing for Litigation When an Accident Happens," will provide an overview of why lawsuits of negligence have become a growing risk for public entities and how risk managers can mitigate against this possibility. The session will take place on June 11, at 11 a.m. PDT in room 202BC.  For information on the conference, visit the event website at http://conference.primacentral.org.

About OneBeacon Government Risks: OneBeacon Government Risks provides solutions for midsized municipalities and counties, special districts including water and sanitation, non-rail transit authorities and other publicly funded agencies, primarily on a admitted basis. Products include property, casualty and professional liability comprised of law enforcement, public officials and employment practices liability offered on a fully insured, deductible, self-insured retention or assumed reinsurance basis. Solutions are delivered by a dedicated team with deep industry knowledge serving underwriting business development, risk control and claims needs.  For more information, visit www.onebeacongov.com or follow us on Twitter @OneBeaconGov or visit our blog at http://blog.onebeacongov.com.  

About OneBeacon: OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda-domiciled holding company that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "OB." OneBeacon's underwriting companies offer a range of specialty insurance products sold through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies. Each business is managed by an experienced team of specialty insurance professionals focused on a specific customer group or industry segment, and providing distinct products and tailored coverages and services. OneBeacon's solutions target ocean and inland marine; entertainment, sports and leisure; group accident; crop; public entities; technology; tuition refund; professional liability; environmental; excess property; programs; and commercial surety. For further information about our products and services visit: www.onebeacon.com and to remain up to date on OneBeacon's news, follow us on Twitter @OneBeaconIns or visit our online newsroom: www.onebeacon.com/newsroom.

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  • the continued availability and cost of reinsurance coverage and our ability to collect reinsurance recoverables;
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  • our ability to successfully develop new specialty businesses;
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  • the impact of new theories of liability;
  • changes to current shareholder dividend practice and regulatory restrictions on dividends;
  • our status as a subsidiary of White Mountains, including potential conflicts of interest;
  • whether the sale of our runoff business closes; and
  • other factors, most of which are beyond our control, including the risks that are described from time to time in OneBeacon's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to OneBeacon's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 filed February 28, 2014.

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SOURCE OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.



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