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Markel Corporation to Participate in Investor Conference

RICHMOND, Va., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Steven A. Markel, Vice Chairman of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), and Thomas S. Gayner, Chief Investment Officer of Markel Corporation, are scheduled to participate in the Credit Suisse First Boston 2004 Insurance Conference in New York City on March 24, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time. A live webcast of the presentation may be accessed at www.markelcorp.com. A replay of the presentation will be accessible from www.markelcorp.com for approximately 7 days following the presentation.

The presentation may contain forward-looking statements. Please refer to Markel Corporation's past and future filings and reports filed with the SEC for a description of important factors that may affect Markel's business. Markel is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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.

SOURCE  Markel Corporation
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    /CONTACT:  Bruce A. Kay of Markel Corporation, +1-804-747-0136/
    /Web site:  http://www.markelcorp.com/
    (MKL)

CO:  Markel Corporation
ST:  Virginia
IN:  INS FIN
SU:  CCA MAV TDS

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