Hub International Now Offers Human Resources Solutions, Powered by Advantec

Partnership Program Provides HR, Payroll and Benefit Services

CHICAGO, October 10, 2007 – Hub International Limited announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Advantec(R), a provider of HR, Payroll and Benefit Services to small and mid-sized businesses. Combining the property and casualty insurance service and other risk protection offerings from Hub International (HUB) with the extended HR administrative and compliance services of Advantec, will highly benefit HUB’s clients and business partners.

Leveraging the best practices of both organizations’ expertise presents a full employee benefit and HR solution for HUB clients, to support company objectives in areas critical to their business: Risk & Compliance, Technology, Strategic HR, Administrative Burdens and Operational Efficiencies.

“In essence, this partnership will provide us the opportunity to deliver a more complete risk protection package to our clients,” said Thomas Mangan, president of HUB International Employee Benefits. “By offering HR solutions through Advantec, we have the ability to reduce clients’ costs, improve efficiencies and limit the risks associated with managing benefits administration.”

“Advantec is pleased to partner with HUB International and we believe that this relationship will assist Advantec in expanding our national footprint in regions where our company does not currently have a significant presence, said Dianna Sheppard, president of Advantec. “The Advantec-HUB venture brings the value of our flexible HR, Payroll and Benefits services to small and mid-sized companies in our combined markets, giving them the power to do more with their businesses,” commented Steve Cohen, Senior Vice President of Sales.

The new program will launch in Chicago and New York and will be available in most areas by the end of 2007.

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International Limited is a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, reinsurance, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States and Canada. For more information visit:

Advantec integrates, develops and supports human resources business solutions for companies nationwide. Advantec’s adaptable tools and technologies, combined with their consolidated service providers and on-demand consulting services, enable Advantec’s clients to concentrate on top
business priorities. For more information please visit or call 1-877-ADVANTEC. Advantec is a registered trademark of Agency Solutions International, Inc.