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The Navigators Group, Inc. “Insuring a World in Motion”. Stan Galanski President and CEO Frank McDonnell Senior Vice President & CFO. Sidoti & Company, LLC Investor Forum New York, NY March 22, 2011. Forward Looking Statements.

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Sidoti company llc investor forum new york ny march 22 2011

  • The Navigators Group, Inc.“Insuring a World in Motion”

  • Stan Galanski

  • President and CEO

  • Frank McDonnellSenior Vice President & CFO

Sidoti & Company, LLC Investor ForumNew York, NYMarch 22, 2011


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  • Forward Looking Statements

This presentation contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this presentation are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "plan,“ "intend," "believe" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience and on our perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. As you consider this presentation, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect our actual financial results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.

Because of these factors, we caution that you should not place undue reliance on any of our forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict those events or how they may affect us. Except as required by law, we have no duty to, and do not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements in this presentation after the date of this presentation.


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  • The Navigators Group, Inc.

  • Specialty insurer operating in targeted property/casualty niches

    • Top 5 U.S. Marine insurer

    • Top 25 U.S. Excess & Surplus Lines casualty insurer

    • Emerging leader in D&O / Professional Liability

  • A global specialty insurance platform

    • Two U.S. domiciled insurance companies with licenses in the U.K. and South America

    • Navigators Syndicate 1221 at Lloyd’s provides global access to desired markets

    • 40% of Navigators premiums are produced outside the U.S.

  • A growing brand and market reputation

    • #66 New York’s fastest-growing companies, 2010 Crain’s New York Business

    • #137 New York’s largest publicly held companies, 2010, Crain’s New York Business

    • Recognized as one of “100 Most Trustworthy Companies” by Forbes.com

  • Financial Strength rated “A” by Standard & Poor’s and A.M. Best


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  • Core Values

  • Underwriting Profit, not premium volume.

  • Specializationin complex risks where the know-how of our Intellectual Capital is a competitive advantage.

  • Commitment to Customer Service backed by a Strong Balance Sheet.

  • Disciplineto walk away from business that doesn’t meet our terms and standards.

  • Expense Control by spending money like it is our own.

  • Teamworkgets the job done.

  • Weconduct our business with Integrity, Professionalism andPride.


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  • Track Record of Underwriting Excellence


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A Decade of Successful Growth and Diversification

Gross Written Premium

($ in millions)

  • 2001

    • D&O

    • Chicago Marine

  • 2004

    • Excess Casualty

    • Antwerp Office

  • 2005

    • Acquired 100% Control of Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221

  • 2006

    • Primary Casualty

    • Inland Marine

  • 2007

    • Orange County Office

    • Miami Office (Latin America)

  • 2008

    • New Jersey Office

    • Stockholm Office

    • Brazilian License

    • Environmental Underwriting Team

    • Professional Liability Expansion

    • Lloyd’s China

  • 2009

    • UK D&O Expansion

    • Architect & Engineering Team

    • Philadelphia Office

    • Pittsburgh Office

    • Charlotte Office

    • Copenhagen Office

      • 2010

    • Los Angeles Office

    • Lloyd’s Brazil

    • Navigators Re

$987.2

4%

10%

$779.6

19%

4%

27%

11%

27%

30%

13%

$278.2

32%

38%

21%

23%

39%


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  • Specialty Focus

17.6%

41.1%

41.3%

$987 Billion Gross Written Premium

Full Year 2010


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  • A Market Leader In Marine

Gross Written Premium $406 million

41% of 2010 Group Total

Market Leaders In:

  • Marine Liability

  • Bluewater Hull

  • Specie / Cash In Transit

  • Transport

    Policyholders Include:

  • Terminal Operators

  • Port Authorities

  • Cruise Ships

  • Ship Owners

  • Logistics Providers

  • Importers / Exporters

  • Armored Car Services

  • Museums

(Green = Higher Growth Potential)

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  • Focus on Select Specialty Property & Casualty Niches

  • Nav Tech: Property Insurance for Energy and Power Generation Risks

  • Excess Casualty: Monoline Commercial Umbrella & Commercial Excess Liability

  • Western States Construction: A Market Leader in California Construction Liability Since 1995

  • E&S Primary Casualty: Construction East of the Rockies, Product Liability, Real Estate and Environmental Casualty

  • NAV PAC: Admitted Niche Property/Casualty Products for Middle Market Businesses

  • Life Sciences: Product Liability and Clinical Trials Coverage

Gross Written Premium $407 million

41% of 2010 Group Total

(Green = Higher Growth Potential)


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  • Management & Professional Liability Niche Focus

Gross Written Premium $174 million

18% of 2010 Group Total

  • Specializing In:

  • US D&O

  • Primary and Excess on

    • Small to Mid Cap Public Companies

    • Private Companies

    • Not for Profit Organization

  • International D&O

  • High Excess D&O on Large Cap

  • Primary D&O on Small to Mid Cap

  • Underwriters in London, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Shanghai

  • E&O

  • Lawyers

  • Architects & Engineers

  • Insurance Agents

  • Miscellaneous Professional

(Green = Higher Growth Potential)


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  • Taking Our Products to New Geographic Markets in The U.S.

Number of Products

One – Black

Two – Blue

Multiple - Red

Navigators U.S. Footprint – 2001

$278 Million Gross Written Premium


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  • Taking Our Products to New Geographic Markets in The U.S.

Number of Products

One – Black

Two – Blue

Multiple - Red

Navigators U.S. Footprint – 2010

$1 Billion Gross Written Premium


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  • Specialty Expertise

Construction Wrap-up

  • Project: 42 story, 116 unit residential condominium in Dallas, Texas

  • Duration: 3 years

  • Number of contractors: 40

  • Solution: One shared liability program with primary limits of $2 million

  • NAVG advantages:

    • Contract review

    • Proprietary terms and conditions

    • Construction claims expertise


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  • Strategies For A Softening Market

  • Emphasize Profit Not Premium

    • Reduce premium when profit margins are not apparent

    • Reward underwriters for profit, not premiums

    • Diligent commission negotiations and expense management

  • Targeted Growth Opportunities in High Margin/Low Market Share Products

    • NavTech

    • Excess Casualty

    • International D&O

    • Professional Liability

    • Navigators Re

  • Expansion of Distribution System/Regional Office Network

  • Improve Productivity / Service Efficiency

    • “Navigate” Proprietary Policy Administration Systems

    • Expansion of remote service centers

  • Preserve & Grow our Intellectual Capital

  • Responsible Capital Management

    • Share re-purchase

    • Conservative investment strategy

    • Enterprise risk management


  • Global leadership team

    Global Leadership Team


    The navigators group inc

    The Navigators Group, Inc.

    Financial Overview


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    • The Navigators Group, Inc.

    EXCHANGE/TICKER

    MARKET CAP (3/16/11)

    SHARE PRICE (3/16/11)

    BOOK VALUE/SHARE (12/31/10)

    FINANCIAL STRENGTH

    WEBSITE

    NASDAQ/NAVG

    $766 MILLION

    $49.29

    $52.68

    A (A.M. BEST/S&P)

    WWW.NAVG.COM

    17


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    • Strong Book Value Growth

    Stockholders’ Equity

    ($ in millions)

    • - Deep Water

      • Horizon

    100.7%

    106.6%

    - A&E Charge

    - Hurricanes

    101.3%

    - Hurricanes

    93.8%

    Stockholders’ Equity

    Combined Ratio

    18


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    • High Quality Investment Portfolio

    At December 31, 2010

    • Invested assets: $2.2 billion

    • Fixed Maturities, Cash and Short-term Investments:

      • 96% of portfolio

      • Average AA rating

      • Duration of approximately 4.3 years

      • Average 2010 investment yield of 3.5%

  • Equity securities: 4% of portfolio

  • Substantially all mortgage and asset- backed securities are investment grade

  • No CDO’s, CLO’s or asset-backed commercial paper

  • Underlying credit rating of A+ for credit enhanced securities


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    • Strong Growth in Invested Assets

    $2,154

    Invested Assets

    ($ in millions)

    $2,057

    $1,918

    $1,767

    $1,476

    $1,182

    $855

    $694

    $453

    $278

    2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010


    In millions

    • Prudent & Consistent Loss Reserving

    ($ in millions)

    $1,143

    Historical ConsolidatedNet Loss Reserves

    $1,113

    $1,000

    40%

    60%

    39%

    61%

    $847

    37%

    63%

    $696

    34%

    66%

    $579

    35%

    65%

    $464

    39%

    61%

    $374

    41%

    59%

    $265

    41%

    59%

    $203

    51%

    49%

    54%

    46%

    12/31/01 12/31/02 12/31/03 12/31/04 12/31/05 12/31/06 12/31/07 12/31/08 12/31/09 12/31/10


    Sidoti company llc investor forum new york ny march 22 2011

    • Reinsurance - Integral Part of Our Business

    • Utilize reinsurance to reduce exposure to individual risks & catastrophic losses

    • Stabilize underwriting results

    • Ratio of NWP to GWP for 2010 was 66.2%

    Philosophy

    • Diversification of reinsurers

    • High credit quality

    • Strong collateral position

    • Reserve for Uncollectible Reinsurance

    • Integration of reinsurance risk into ERM practices

    Mitigate Risks


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    • Reinsurer Financial Strength Ratings

    (A.M. Best or equivalent ratings - December 31, 2010) ($ in millions)

    Total Recoverables $1,057

    Total Offsets/Funds Held(179)

    Net Recoverables $878


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    • Managing the Cycle – Underwriting Discipline

    ($ in thousands)

    West Coast Construction Liability

    UltimatePremium

    UltimateLoss Ratio

    $

    2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010


    Managing the cycle aggregate management offshore energy gulf of mexico wind aggregate exposure

    Managing the Cycle – Aggregate Management Offshore Energy Gulf of Mexico Wind Aggregate Exposure

    • ($ in millions)


    Managing the cycle capital management

    Managing the Cycle – Capital Management

    • Maintain financial strength ratings

    • Grow book value per share

      • Conservative & proactive investment management

      • Accretive debt repurchase - $3million gain

      • Accretive share repurchases

        • 2008 - $11.5 million

        • 2009 - $ 6.8 million

        • 2010 - $ 52.0 million

        • Average cost per share through 12/31/2010 - $43.10


    The navigators group inc1

    The Navigators Group, Inc.

    2010 Financial Highlights


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    The Navigators Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries 2010 Financial Highlights ($ in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)

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    The Navigators Group, Inc.


    Sidoti company llc investor forum new york ny march 22 2011

    • Summary

    • Specialty underwriter with proven track record of profitable growth

    • Track record of attracting/retaining strong underwriting expertise

    • Strong balance sheet

    • High quality, liquid and conservative investment portfolio

    • Experienced at insurance cycle management

    • Experienced at capital management

    • Focused on growing book value per share


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