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Crawford & Company: Crawford Names José Vicente Gomes da Silva as Country Manager for Brazil


Crawford Names José Vicente Gomes da Silva as Country Manager for Brazil

ATLANTA (November 13, 2013) - Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB) has appointed José Vicente Gomes da Silva as its new country manager for Brazil, effective immediately.

IIn his new position Gomes will have the responsibility for developing and maintaining local client relationships, overseeing operational and administrative activities, and supervising adjusting services. He is based in Crawford`s São Paulo office.

"In José`s many years of senior management leadership experience with large, international insurers, he has developed extensive knowledge of claims adjusting and client service. He is an excellent fit with Crawford," said Kevin B. Frawley, executive vice president and chief executive officer, Property & Casualty - Americas. "We are confident that he is the right leader to drive the future growth and delivery of high quality services of our Brazilian operations."

With more than 30 years of industry experience, he has served in a variety of management and executive roles; most recently he was executive director of MS&S Consultoria em Seguros Ltda., a consulting firm specializing in the insurance industry. Prior to that position he served for seven years as chief claims officer for Zurich Brasil Seguros, where he led the claims department.

Earlier he held positions with several other companies, including Liberty Paulista Seguros and Hannover International Seguros.

He received a degree in Civil Engineering from the Centro Universitário de Itajubá. In 2007 he earned his Master of Business Administration in Project Management from the Universidade de São Paulo.

About Crawford

Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world`s largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions® offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company`s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.    

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