NEW YORK, June 27, 2005—Assurant, Inc. ("Assurant") (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, has promoted Raj B. Dave, 30, to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel.
Formerly Assistant Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Mr. Dave was instrumental in the execution of Assurant's initial public offering in 2004. He currently plays a key role in SEC reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance and provides legal guidance to Assurant's senior management and board of directors on a wide range of legal topics. In early 2005, he oversaw the preparation of Assurant's proxy statement. Mr. Dave also serves as an Assistant Secretary of Assurant.
"Raj has been very effective at designing and implementing processes that enable Assurant to fulfill its responsibilities as a public company" said Katherine Greenzang, Assurant's Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. "On a daily basis, he demonstrates his support of Assurant's commitment to operating within the highest legal and ethical standards and delivering long-term value for employees, customers and shareholders."
Mr. Dave joined Assurant in 2001 as Assistant Counsel. Prior to joining the company, he was an Associate at Chadbourne & Parke, LLP in New York City where his practice areas included mergers and acquisitions and project finance.
A resident of Bridgewater, N.J., Mr. Dave is a graduate of Brown University where he received a Ford Foundation Grant for Research in Asian American Studies. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown Law where he was awarded a Dean's Certificate for Leadership and Public Service. While in law school, he served as a co-chairman of the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, a non-profit group founded to provide legal assistance and access to social services to Asian immigrants.
Mr. Dave is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected other markets. Its five key businesses -- Assurant Employee Benefits; Assurant Health; Assurant Preneed; Assurant Specialty Property and Assurant Solutions -- have partnered with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments in the U.S. and selected international markets.
Assurant, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ, has over $20 billion in assets and $7 billion in annual revenue. www.assurant.com
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