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CHUBB LIFE RECEIVES NATIONAL ART AWARD

 NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb LifeAmerica, Concord, N.H., received a national 1993 Business in the Arts Commitment Award given by the Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. (BCA) and FORBES Magazine for outstanding business support to the arts. The award was presented to John F. Swope, president, Chubb LifeAmerica, by actress Ellen Burstyn and violinist Isaac Stern during a formal ceremony in New York on Oct. 6th. The Commitment Award recognizes businesses that have provided exceptional support to the arts for at least 10 years through a variety of philanthropic and business initiatives.
 "Supporting the arts is a visible way for our company to demonstrate a commitment to creativity, quality and innovation, all of which are essential to our business environment," said Swope.
 Chubb LifeAmerica began supporting New Hampshire arts organizations and artists in the early 1980s. Its alliances with the arts enhance client relations, attract and retain employees, heighten its visibility throughout the state and confirm its reputation as a responsible corporate citizen. Chubb LifeAmerica was also honored in August by the National Governors' Association for outstanding service to the arts.
 Chubb LifeAmerica's award-winning art support program includes:
 -- A five-year challenge grant to purchase, renovate and restore New
 Hampshire's Capitol Center for the Arts.
 -- A corporate art collection, exhibited throughout the company's
 headquarters, which featured multi-media works by New Hampshire
 artists.
 -- Support of the New England Foundation for the Art's rural arts
 touring program.
 -- Funding of an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony.
 -- Integration of the arts in the Company's advertising and public
 relations campaigns.
 -- Volunteer assistance to more than 90 New Hampshire arts
 organizations.
 -- Funding special arts events for employees and their families.
 -- Long-term sponsorship of cultural endeavors throughout New
 Hampshire.
 Founded in 1967 by David Rockefeller and other business leaders, BCA is a national, not-for-profit organization that encourages businesses to develop effective alliances with the arts and provides businesses with the resources necessary to do so.
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 /CONTACT: Linda Frawley of Chubb LifeAmerica, 603-226-5298; or Stacey Guadalupe of Business Committee for the Arts, 212-664-0600/


CO: Chubb LifeAmerica; Business Committee for the Arts; Forbes Magazine ST: New Hampshire, New York IN: INS SU:

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