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12/21/2005
Show Teaser W. R. Berkley Corporation Names New Senior Vice Presidents of Specialty and Alternative Markets Segments

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 21, 2005--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:BER) today named Robert C. Hewitt and Peter L. Kamford as senior vice presidents in its specialty segment, and Robert D. Stone as senior vice president of its alternative markets segment...

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12/14/2005
Show Teaser W. R. Berkley Corporation Announced the Formation of Watch Hill Fac Management

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 14, 2005--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) today announced the formation of Watch Hill Fac Management, LLC. Watch Hill Fac Management will specialize in underwriting facultative reinsurance on behalf of W. R. Berkley Corporation's insurance company subsidiaries, as well as for limited non-affiliated reinsurer participants....

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12/13/2005
Show Teaser W. R. Berkley Corporation Announced the Formation of Berkley Aviation

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2005--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) today announced the formation of Berkley Aviation, LLC. Berkley Aviation will be based in Santa Barbara, California, and will write aviation risks on behalf of W. R. Berkley Corporation's insurance company subsidiaries. Berkley Aviation will focus on general and specialty aviation insurance and also will participate on airline carrier risks...

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11/11/2005
Show Teaser William R. Berkley will Present at Credit Suisse First Boston Insurance Conference

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2005--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) announced today that William R. Berkley, its chairman and chief executive officer, will present at the Credit Suisse First Boston 2005 Insurance Conference in New York City on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 9:50 a.m. (EST).

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11/03/2005
Show Teaser Board of Directors Declares Regular Cash Dividend

GREENWICH, Conn., Nov 03, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 5 cents per share to be paid on January 4, 2006 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 16, 2005.

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11/02/2005
Show Teaser Board of Directors Declases Regular Cash Divided on Common Stock

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2004--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 7 cents per share, to be paid on January 3, 2005 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2004....

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10/24/2005
Show Teaser W. R. Berkley Corporation Announces 26% Increase in Net Income for the Quarter

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2005--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) today reported net income for the third quarter of 2005 of $123 million, or 92 cents per share, a 26% increase from $97 million, or 73 cents per share, a year ago. Net operating income for the third quarter of 2005 increased 25% to $117 million, or 88 cents per share, compared with $94 million, or 71 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2004. Net operating income is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net income excluding realized investment gains and losses and the effect of a change in accounting principle in 2004. All per share amounts in this release reflect the 3-for-2 common stock split effected on April 8, 2005........

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10/11/2005
Show Teaser W. R. Berkley Corporation to Release 3rd Quarter Earnings on October 24th

GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 2005--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) will release its third quarter 2005 earnings after 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 24, 2005. A copy of the earnings release will be available on the company's website at www.wrberkley.com.

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10/07/2005
Show Teaser W. R. Berkley Corporation Reported its Estimate of Aggregate Losses Attributable to Hurricanes in the Third Quarter of 2005

GREENWICH, Conn., Oct 07, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) today reported its estimate of aggregate losses attributable to hurricanes in the third quarter of 2005 to be approximately $50 million pre-tax and $32 million (or 24 cents per share) after-tax. The Company's pre-tax estimates include losses of approximately $35 million from Hurricane Katrina and $15 million from Hurricane Rita, and are net of applicable reinsurance and reinstatement premiums. These potential losses relate principally to the Company's regional commercial lines insurance operations and its participation in Lloyd's. The increase in the Company's estimated losses related to Hurricane Katrina are attributable to its Lloyd's participations....

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09/06/2005
Show Teaser W. R. Berkley Corporation Reported its Initial Estimate of Losses Attributable to Hurricane Katrina

GREENWICH, Conn., Sep 06, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: BER) today reported its initial estimate of losses attributable to Hurricane Katrina. Although potential claims information is preliminary, the Company presently expects its pre-tax loss from Hurricane Katrina to be less than $25 million, net of reinsurance recoveries. These potential losses relate principally to the Company's regional commercial lines insurance operations and its participation in Lloyd's. The Company's gross loss is expected to be substantially less than its available reinsurance protection....

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