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February 6, 2006

UK P&I Club adds to U.S. staff

The UK P&I Club has increased staffing and expanded the role of its regional representative offices in New Jersey.

Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. (TMA) handles claims for UK Club members based in North and South America and provides a claims and advisory service for members trading to the region. It has now closed its Miami office and concentrated more skills and expertise in New Jersey. The company has moved to new headquarters.

Martyn Haines has just moved to TMA for a three-year secondment as a senior claims director. A master mariner with 12 yearsı experience at sea and 11 years in commercial operations, he specializes in the transport of refrigerated cargo and ship management. Maines is also a qualified ship broker and a former area director who has been with Millers since 1996. Other recent additions to the claims team are attorneys Amy Lovseth and Jana Byron, and Lauren Wilgus, who has liner shipping experience.

TMA President and CEO Mike Jarrett served as North American syndicate manager in Millers' London office before moving to New York in 1993.

TMA staff provide legal and technical expertise about the Federal and state court systems and potential liability exposure when trading with the U.S.A. They develop contacts with government and other agencies----legal, maritime and security.

TMA's address is: Thomas Miller (Americas), Harborside Financial Center, Plaza Five, Suite 2710, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311. Tel. (201) 557 7300.