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Aug 06, 2014, 16:56 ET

Markel Reports Second Quarter And Six-Months Results

 Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $511.28 at June 30, 2014, up 7% from $477.16 at December...

Jul 31, 2014, 16:30 ET

Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 7, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Time) to...

Jul 23, 2014, 16:40 ET

Markel Ventures Announces Acquisition Of Cottrell

 Markel Ventures, Inc. ("Markel") announced today the acquisition of a majority interest in Cottrell, Inc. and affiliated entities...

Jul 16, 2014, 11:10 ET
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Markel Corporation appoints Thomas K. Smith as Chief Marketing Officer

 Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) has appointed Thomas K. "Smitty" Smith to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer. Smith...

May 07, 2014, 16:58 ET

Markel Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $493.96 at March 31, 2014, up 4% from $477.16 at December 31,...

May 01, 2014, 16:30 ET

Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time

 Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 8, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Time) to...

Apr 30, 2014, 15:12 ET
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Bicycle Theft Rises 5.3% in Arizona Each Year

 Spring is finally here and with that, comes the start of riding season.  As cyclists dust off their bikes for the first ride of the...

Apr 30, 2014, 15:10 ET
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Bicycle Theft Rises 5.5% in Washington Each Year

 Spring is finally here and with that, comes the start of riding season.  As cyclists dust off their bikes for the first ride of the...

Apr 30, 2014, 15:09 ET
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Bicycle Theft Rises 4.6% in Utah Each Year

Spring is finally here and with that, comes the start of riding season.  As cyclists dust off their bikes for the first ride of the season,...

Apr 30, 2014, 15:05 ET
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Bicycle Theft Rises 3.1% in Massachusetts Each Year

 Warm weather is finally here and with that, comes the start of riding season.  As cyclists dust off their bikes for the first ride of the...

Apr 30, 2014, 15:02 ET
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Bicycle Theft Rises 4.6% in Colorado Each Year

 Spring is finally here and with that, comes the start of riding season.  As cyclists dust off their bikes for the first ride of the...

Apr 30, 2014, 14:57 ET
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Bicycle Theft Rises 5.3% in Oregon Each Year

Spring is finally here and with that, comes the start of riding season.  As cyclists dust off their bikes for the first ride of the season,...

Apr 30, 2014, 14:57 ET
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Bicycle Theft Rises 5.1% in Florida Each Year

 Spring is finally here and with that, comes the start of riding season.  As cyclists dust off their bikes for the first ride of the...

Apr 30, 2014, 14:47 ET
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Bicycle Theft Rises 10.9% in California Each Year

Spring is finally here and with that, comes the start of riding season.  As cyclists dust off their bikes for the first ride of the season,...

Feb 10, 2014, 16:36 ET

Markel Reports 2013 Financial Results

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported diluted net income per share of $22.48 for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to $25.89 in...

Nov 21, 2013, 16:30 ET

Markel Announces Share Repurchase Authorization

 Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that its board of directors has authorized a new share repurchase program covering purchases up...

Nov 06, 2013, 16:38 ET

Markel Reports Third Quarter And Nine-Months Results

 Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported diluted net income per share of $4.67 for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 compared to $5.32 for...

Oct 10, 2013, 13:00 ET

Bryan Sanders to Succeed John Latham as President of Markel Wholesale

 F. Michael Crowley, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), has announced that John Latham is stepping...

Aug 07, 2013, 16:23 ET

Markel Reports Second Quarter And Six-Months Results

 Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported diluted net income per share of $2.24 for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 compared to $8.42 for the...

May 01, 2013, 09:00 ET

Markel Announces Completion Of Alterra Acquisition

 Markel Corporation ("Markel") (NYSE: MKL) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited...