Press Release

Craig Dunlop joins Eastern Insurance as vice president

NATICK, Mass., November 24, 2008 – Eastern Insurance Group LLC today announced the appointment of Craig E. Dunlop as vice president in commercial lines. He will be based out of Eastern’s new branch office in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Dunlop comes to Eastern Insurance from Aon Risk Services where he spent the past seven years designing, marketing and implementing risk management programs for national accounts. He has extensive experience in manufacturing and retail risks, specifically high hazard and hard-to-place product liability risks. At Eastern Insurance he will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and brokering large accounts in the Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts area.

Honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant from the US Army, Dunlop began his insurance career in 1995 after graduating from Plymouth State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management and Economics. He worked with a small independent agency for several years before taking a position at AIG as the regional manager for its international operations. He eventually became the business development manager for domestic insurance operations at AIG before moving on to Aon in 2001.

Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Natick, Mass. Eastern Insurance Group LLC is one of the largest insurance agencies in the nation, serving more than 70,000 individuals and businesses. Eastern Insurance provides a full range of personal and commercial insurance products, and employee benefits services including group health and life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) planning. A subsidiary of Eastern Bank, Eastern Insurance has 27 offices located throughout New England from New Hampshire to Rhode Island.