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New York, May 21, 1999

Superintendent of Insurance Neil D. Levin today announced the resignation of Bonnie Steingart, the Department’s General Counsel and Deputy Superintendent effective August 15, 1999. Ms. Steingart has served as General Counsel and Deputy Superintendent since September 15, 1997.

"It has been a privilege to participate in the legislative, regulatory, transactional and enforcement initiatives undertaken by the New York State Insurance Department," said Steingart.

Ms. Steingart joined the Department from the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where she was a partner in the Litigation Department and handled all facets of corporate and securities litigation. She joined the law firm in 1980 and was named a partner in 1987. She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

"Bonnie has been an integral part of our regulatory team for the past two years -- having brought a unique background and valuable expertise to the Department," said Levin. "I am confident that she will continue to be successful in future endeavors. "


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