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Boston Mayor Celebrates Belfast Connection with Liberty News IT
[September 29, 2014]

Boston Mayor Celebrates Belfast Connection with Liberty News IT

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 28 September 2014 Release date- 25092014 - Mayor of Boston visits local company Liberty IT on homecoming trip.

Belfast-based Liberty IT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance, one of the largest property and casualty insurers in the world, is honored to be hosting Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh, during his homecoming visit to Ireland.

Chosen for its strong ties to sister city Boston, Liberty IT will host the Mayor and a small number of representatives from local companies and charities with similar links to the US city, for a celebratory reception in its Belfast Headquarters as part of the Mayor's homecoming trip.

Welcoming Mayor Walsh, James McGlennon, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance said, 'We are honored to host Mayor Walsh during his travels home to Ireland and thank him for his contributions to economic development including his support of our Boston Home Office expansion while he was a member of the Massachusetts legislature. Speaking from my own experience as a native of Ireland now living in the Boston area, I have no doubt that the Mayor will enjoy his time here.' 'Belfast was a natural choice for the first Sister City agreement of my Administration,' said Mayor Walsh. 'Historically, these agreements have been exclusively about cultural exchange and the promotion of tourism, but we want to use this program to work toward a broader base of economic partnerships: a strategic alliance in the global economy that will bring growth and good jobs to both cities. We build that partnership with the support of businesses like Liberty Mutual and others who are investing in their workforce in both Boston and Belfast.' William Hamilton, Managing Director, Liberty IT, said, 'We are absolutely delighted to have Mayor Walsh here in our Belfast office. Since setting up our operation, we have gone from strength to strength, diversifying our global software, services and solutions to meet the expanding needs of our parent company, Liberty Mutual, and in the process, increasing employment here in the city. With Liberty's expansion in both Belfast and Dublin, we plan to continue to grow our operations across Ireland and further strengthen our cultural and commercial ties with our sister city.' During his visit, Mayor Walsh will also be the Guest of Honour at the Homecoming and Belfast One City Conference on Friday 26th September, held in Titanic Belfast. Mr. McGlennon will also be in attendance and will participate in a roundtable discussion with some of Northern Ireland's leading business people.

Established in Belfast in 1997 and with a recently opened office in Dublin, Liberty IT currently employs over 400 staff and is part of the company's global Information Technology team which employs over 4500 IT professionals worldwide. With a presence in Ireland for over 17 years, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group has continued to strengthen its commitment to the country in recent years through the consolidation of ownership of Liberty Insurance, which provides car, home and commercial insurance in Ireland, and the acquisition of Northern Ireland's leading independent insurance broker, Hughes Insurance, earlier this year.

About Liberty IT Established in Belfast in 1997, Liberty Information Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance. Between the Headquarters in Belfast and a recently opened branch in Dublin, Liberty IT develops and supports a wide range of both specialist and enterprise scale applications and websites exclusively for their parent company.

Over 400 talented IT professionals are employed within Liberty IT and career opportunities exist in many areas including Software Engineering, Information Management, Test Engineering, Business Analysis, Infrastructure, Process Improvement, Information Security, Help Desk, Web Design and Management.

The company has received many accolades for workplace excellence. Testament to this was being accredited as an Investor in People Champion, as well as being ranked among the Best UK Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute and shortlisted on the Belfast Business Top 50 awards.

About Liberty Mutual Insurance Liberty Mutual Insurance helps preserve and protect the things people earn and own and build and cherish. Keeping this promise means we are there when our policyholders throughout the world need us most.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today Liberty Mutual is a diversified insurer with operations in 30 countries around the world. The company is the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premium written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Liberty Mutual is ranked 76th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2013 revenue. As of December 31, 2013, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $121.2 billion in consolidated assets, $102.2 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $38.5 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

Liberty employs more than 50,000 people in approximately 900 offices throughout the world, and offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, accident & health, commercial automobile, general liability, property, surety, workers compensation, group disability, group life, specialty lines, reinsurance, individual life and annuity products.

More than 4,500 technology professionals make up the Liberty Mutual Insurance global Information Technology team.

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For further information please contact: Ashley Morrow (Liberty IT) +44 28 9044 5500 (c) 2014 Electronic News Publishing -

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