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Susan S. Fleming, Ph.D. and Debbie S. Roberts Appointed to RLI Board of Directors


RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) – RLI Corp. announced today that Susan S. Fleming,
Ph.D. and Debbie S. Roberts have been appointed to its board of
directors, effective August 14, 2018 for a term expiring at RLI's next
shareholders' meeting in May 2019, at which time they will stand for

Fleming is Senior Lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration at
Cornell University. She has extensive financial services and investment
experience through previous roles with Capital Z Financial Services
Partners, Insurance Partners Advisors, L.P. and Morgan Stanley & Co. She
earned a doctorate degree in Management and Organizations and a master's
degree in Management and Organizations, both from Cornell University and
a bachelor's degree in Economics and Asian Studies from the University
of Virginia.

Roberts is retired President East Zone for McDonald's Corporation. Over
her 28 years with McDonald's Corporation, she served in various
leadership roles in operations, marketing and finance. She previously
held various accounting roles at Inland Steel. Roberts earned a
bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign and is a CPA.

"We are pleased to welcome Susan and Debbie to our Board of Directors,"
said RLI Corp. Chairman & CEO Jonathan E. Michael. "They are both
accomplished leaders that bring a wealth of experience, talent and
valuable perspective to RLI. We are confident they will add great value
to our organization and look forward to working with them."


RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) is a specialty insurer serving diverse, niche
property, casualty and surety markets. The company provides deep
underwriting expertise and superior service to commercial and personal
lines customers nationwide. RLI's products are offered through its
insurance subsidiaries RLI Insurance Company, Mt. Hawley Insurance
Company and Contractors Bonding and Insurance Company. All of RLI's
subsidiaries are rated A+ "Superior" by A.M. Best Company. RLI has
increased dividends for 43 consecutive years and delivered underwriting
profits for 22 consecutive years. To learn more about RLI, visit

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