Markel gains license for German insurance company–supports EEA growth strategy

Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that it has been granted a license by BaFin, the German federal financial supervisory authority, to establish an insurance company in Germany.

Following Brexit, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, Markel Insurance SE (MISE) will be able to meet the insurance needs of clients located or with risk exposures in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Richard R. Whitt, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corporation, said, “We have global growth ambitions for our business and strengthening our position in continental Europe. Establishing our German insurance company will contribute to our success in the region.”

William Stovin, President of Markel International, said, “MISE isn’t just about securing our EEA business after Brexit. It’s also an important strategic step which underlines our ambitions to become a substantially larger player in the European market.”

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