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Markel Corporation to Participate in Investor Conference

RICHMOND, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomas S. Gayner, Chief Investment Officer of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) is scheduled to participate in the Robinson Humphrey Institutional Investor Conference in Atlanta on April 8, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time. A live webcast of Mr. Gayner's 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; Robinson Humphrey
ST:  Virginia, Georgia
IN:  FIN INS
SU:  CCA TDS

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