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New York, September 16, 1997

Superintendent of Insurance Neil D. Levin today announced the appointment of Mark Gardner as a Deputy Superintendent at the Insurance Department. Mr. Gardner will coordinate policy for the Superintendent relating to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and National Conference of Insurance Legislators, in addition to other assignments under the Superintendent's direction. He began his duties on September 15.

Mr. Gardner joins the Department from American International Group (AIG) where, since December 1991, he has served as AIG's Senior Counsel and Associate Director in the insurer's legal department. His duties included reviewing and formulating corporate positions on all proposed New York legislation and regulations.

Mr. Gardner provided legal counsel to National Union, an AIG member company, on all operations of its D&O/Management Liability Division as well as five other product lines. He also represented AIG at administrative hearings, managed internal and external multi-state registration of all risk purchasing groups insured by AIG and monitored ongoing litigation.

Prior to joining American International Group, Mr. Gardner was Secretary and Counsel for the Home Insurance Company from August 1986 to December 1991. He also served as Corporate Counsel for Andrew Edwards and Company from October 1985 to August 1986. He began his legal career with AIG in 1982, where he served as a law clerk and attorney.

Mr. Gardner received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from New York Law School. He is a member of the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.

"I look forward to working together with Mark on many important issues," said Superintendent Levin. "He brings to the table a varied background including experience in both legislative and regulatory matters. He brings valuable industry perspective to the Department."

Department of Financial Services


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