Date: 09/10/2013
By: Susy Chandler

Recommended Cash Acquisition of Abbey Protection plc by Markel Capital Holdings Limited

The boards of Markel Capital Holdings Limited (“Markel”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation, and Abbey Protection plc (“Abbey Protection” or the “Company”) are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Abbey Protection by Markel (the "Acquisition").