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3/16/2006 - Selective Insurance Group Announces Executive Appointments

Branchville, NJ – March 16, 2006 – Selective Insurance Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: SIGI), has announced the following executive appointments by its subsidiary, Selective Insurance Company of America:

Charles C. Adams (Northampton, PA), to senior vice president, field regional manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mr. Adams joined Selective in 1987 in the commercial lines underwriting area. One of the company’s first agency management specialists, he was promoted to field operations manager in 1998 before becoming manager of Selective’s Pennsylvania Region in 2003. He has attained the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

Edward F. Drag, II, (Columbus, NJ), to senior vice president and field regional manager for the New Jersey and Northeast Regions. Mr. Drag joined Selective in 1972 as an insurance trainee. In more than 30 years with Selective, he has served in various underwriting positions at both the corporate headquarters in Branchville, NJ, and in Hamilton, NJ, where he has been regional manager for 17 years. Mr. Drag holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from William Paterson University in Wayne N.J. He has attained the designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

Timothy J. Violand (Lewis Center, OH), to senior vice president and field regional manager for the Mid-America Region. Mr. Violand joined Selective in January 2001 as vice president of the Mid-America Region. Prior to joining Selective, he was assistant vice president of business development with the Westfield Companies. A graduate of Ashland University in Ashland, OH, Mr. Violand has attained the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations.

Erik A. Reidenbach (Fort Wayne, IN), to vice president and field regional manager in the Mid-America Region. Mr. Reidenbach joined Selective in March 1997 as an agency management specialist and was promoted in 2004 to field operations manager of the Mid-America Region. Prior to joining Selective, he was a marketing manager for the Westfield Companies. Mr. Reidenbach holds a B.S. degree in Marketing Sales and Promotion from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for six property and casualty insurance companies rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. The insurance companies offer primary and alternative market insurance, through independent agents, for commercial and personal risks, and flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program. Other subsidiaries of the company provide claims, human resources and risk management services. Selective maintains a website at www.selective.com.