Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UVE) announced today that Jason M. Burns will take on the role of President of Blue Atlantic, UVE’s fully-licensed reinsurance intermediary, effective immediately.

“I am very pleased to announce that Jason Burns has been named President of Blue Atlantic. Jason will join us from Chubb Tempest Re where he spent 14 years as a property catastrophe and property pro rata underwriter in Bermuda and the US. Jason is a highly skilled reinsurance professional who is extremely well respected and regarded in the reinsurance business and understands the Florida market very well,” said Steve Donaghy, Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Burns, 41, began his insurance career at The Hartford working in the Personal Lines Division. He began his reinsurance career at OdysseyRe as a property treaty underwriter in 2004. He joined Chubb Tempest Re in 2006 (then ACE) as a property cat underwriter focusing on clients located in the United States. He most recently managed the US Pro Rata and Risk portfolio for Chubb Tempest Re out of the Stamford, Connecticut office.

Mr. Burns received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford, CT (2002).

About Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.

Universal Insurance Holdings (UVE) is a holding company offering property and casualty insurance and value-added insurance services. We develop, market, and write insurance products for consumers predominantly in the personal residential homeowners lines of business and perform substantially all other insurance-related services for our primary insurance entities, including risk management, claims management and distribution. We sell insurance products through both our appointed independent agents and through our direct online distribution channels in the United States across 19 states (primarily Florida). Learn more at UniversalInsuranceHoldings.com.

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