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Markel Corporation Announces Leave of Absence by Paul W. Springman

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Paul W. Springman, President and Chief Operating Officer, has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons. Mr. Springman's responsibilities will be assumed by other members of the Company's senior management team during his absence.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs to a variety of niche markets. In each of these markets, the Company seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value.

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Bruce A. Kay of Markel Corporation, +1-804-965-1720