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ISO's IntelliCorp and Markel Join Forces for Criminal Background Check of Employees and Volunteers

SOLON, OHIO, Sept. 30, 2004 — IntelliCorp Records, Inc., a leading nationwide provider of preemployment screening services, and Markel Insurance Company have teamed up to provide camps, childcare centers, private schools and social service agencies with accurate and thorough criminal background checks of all employees and volunteers.

Markel customers will be able to perform background checks on prospective employees and volunteers through the IntelliCorp website. IntelliCorp, a unit of ISO, offers an online, searchable database of more than 230 million records from federal, state, local and private sources.

"Criminal background checks are a key requirement at Markel. We want to help our customers keep the bad guys away from children," said Will Evans, Markel's director of safety education. "And now with IntelliCorp's help, we have made it easy and cost-effective for our customers to comply."

"We're delighted that Markel chose us to provide this critical service," said Bill Hauswirth, chief operating officer of IntelliCorp Records, Inc. "We're committed to helping the not-for-profit insurance market screen criminals from harming the most vulnerable members of our society."

Markel customers can click on the "Background Checks" button on the following Markel websites, which will connect them to the IntelliCorp website:

About Markel
Markel Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, has been a leading insurer of youth-related businesses and organizations for over 60 years. The company is rated "A Excellent" for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and is licensed to do business throughout the U.S. Visit Markel Insurance Company on the web at www.markelinsurance.com.

About IntelliCorp
Intellicorp Records, Inc., is a national full-service employment screening company offering innovative managed business solutions for human resource and risk-management professionals. In addition to creating the most comprehensive, accurate, and reliable data repository of criminal records in the country, IntelliCorp, an ISO business, offers a wide range of expert data, consulting, design, implementation, and maintenance as a total solutions provider for applicant screening needs before and after placement. For more information about IntelliCorp products and background screening services, please contact the company at 1-800-539-3717, or visit www.intellicorp.net.

About ISO
ISO is a leading provider of products and services that help measure, manage and reduce risk. ISO provides data, analytics and decision-support solutions to professionals in many fields, including insurance, finance, real estate, health services, government and human resources. Professionals use ISO's databases and services to classify and evaluate a variety of risks and detect potential fraud. In the U.S. and around the world, ISO's services help customers protect people, property and financial assets. Visit www.verisk.com/iso for more information.

Release: Immediate

Contacts:
Giuseppe Barone / Erica Helton
MWW Group (for ISO)
201-507-9500
gbarone@mww.com / ehelton@mww.com

Amy Burman
Markel Insurance Co.
804-527-3807
aburman@markelcorp.com