Jeff McGeary Named as Allied’s New President… Marty O’Brien Takes Place as Chairman & CEO

Pittsburgh, PA – January 19: Effective January 1, 2015, Jeff McGeary (pictured) has
been named President of Allied Insurance Brokers, a retail property casualty insurance
broker with clients nationwide. In addition, Mr. McGeary will also be responsible for
Allied’s underwriting and wholesale division known as Ascinsure Specialty Risk.

Jeff has been with Allied for over 25 years, most recently as Executive Vice President and
head of retail sales. Over that time, Jeff’s business development skills, insurance
experience, and niche industry expertise has helped make Allied one of the leading insurance brokers in
the United States. Mr. McGeary is also a shareholder of Allied and a member of its Board of Directors.

Company founder, and now former President, Marty O’Brien moves into the newly created Chairman &
CEO position. Mr. O’Brien founded Allied in 1982 and is a recognized leader in the niche-program insurance
industry.

“As Chairman and CEO, I will still be overseeing Allied’s overall operations and goals. Having Jeff as
President takes some big responsibilities off my plate and allows me to better focus on other areas as we
keep expanding,” said Marty O’Brien, Allied’s Chairman & CEO. “Jeff has helped make us the strong and
innovative company we are today, and I’m confident that under his leadership the company will continue
to thrive in this competitive environment.”

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