HUB INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

HUB INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

January 03, 2005 10:00 ET

Martin Assurance & Gestion de Risques Announces Name Change to Hub International Quebec Limited


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FOR: HUB INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

NYSE, TSX SYMBOL: HBG

JANUARY 3, 2005 - 10:00 ET

Martin Assurance & Gestion de Risques Announces Name
Change to Hub International Quebec Limited

QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan 3, 2005) -

Martin Assurance & Gestion de Risques Inc., a subsidiary of Hub
International Limited (NYSE:HBG)(TSX:HBG), announced that, effective
January 1, 2005, the company name was changed to Hub International
Quebec Limited. The name change is a result of a corporate-wide branding
effort to build stronger brand awareness throughout North America.
Founded in 1913, Martin Assurance has been part of the Hub International
group of companies since November 1998.

Andre Soucisse, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "This
name change will enhance the visibility of the enterprise as a leader in
insurance brokerage and risk management consulting in North America,
without taking away the entrepreneurial culture entrenched in each
region."

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International Limited is a leading
North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of
property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment
and risk management products and services through offices located in the
United States and Canada. Hub International is traded on the New York
and Toronto Stock Exchanges (HBG).

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