Decus Insurance Brokers, Limited Announces the Appointment of Ross Ballantyne as CEO

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2014) - Decus Insurance Brokers, Limited ("Decus") today announced Ross Ballantyne has been elected CEO of the Company effective 1 March 2014. Mr. Ballantyne will oversee all of the operations of Decus and report to Neal Abernathy, Chairman of Decus.

Mr. Ballantyne brings nearly 20 years of brokerage experience in the London market. He has extensive experience in the development and production of proprietary underwriting facilities with Underwriters at Lloyd's. Ross' expertise is Casualty with a focus on Professional Liability. Mr. Ballantyne earned is a graduate of Portsmouth University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree.

Mr. Abernathy stated, "We are excited to add Ross to the Decus team. His experience and expertise will enhance Decus as we continue to grow and expand our product offering."

Decus Insurance Brokers, Limited is a whole-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), which, through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of insurance and reinsurance products and services, as well as risk management, third-party administration, and managed health care programs. Providing service to business, public entity, individual, trade and professional association clients nationwide, Brown & Brown, Inc. is ranked by Business Insurance magazine as the United States' seventh largest independent insurance intermediary. The Company's Web address is www.bbinsurance.com

This press release may contain certain statements relating to future results which are forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts, but instead represent only Brown & Brown's belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Brown & Brown's control. It is possible that the actual results of Decus may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results indicated in these forward-looking statements. Further information concerning Brown & Brown and its business, including factors that potentially could materially affect Brown & Brown's financial results, are contained in Brown & Brown's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or correct any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur or of which we hereafter become aware. 

Contact:
Neal Abernathy
Chairman
404-649-7853

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