XL Group plc Announces Dividend of $0.11 per Ordinary Share and Dividend of $8.8173 per Series D Preference Ordinary Share

 XL Group plc Announces Dividend of $0.11 per Ordinary Share and Dividend of
                $8.8173 per Series D Preference Ordinary Share

PR Newswire

DUBLIN, Oct. 26, 2012

DUBLIN, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group plc ("XL" or the "Company")
(NYSE: XL) announced today that the Board of Directors of the Company declared
a quarterly dividend on October 25, 2012 of $0.11 per ordinary share payable
on the Company's ordinary shares. The dividend will be payable on December 31,
2012 to ordinary shareholders of record as of December 14, 2012.

The Company also announced today that the Board of Directors of its
wholly-owned subsidiary, XLIT Ltd., resolved on October 25, 2012 to pay a
dividend of $8.8173 per share on XLIT Ltd.'s Series D Preference Ordinary
Shares, which dividend will be paid on January 15, 2013 to all shareholders of
record as of January 1, 2013.

About XL Group plc

XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance
company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial,
commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises
throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their
most complex risks and to help move their world forward. Its principal offices
are located at No.1 Hatch Street Upper, 4th Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. To learn
more, visit www.xlgroup.com

Contact:  David Radulski     Carol Parker Trott
           Investor Relations Media Relations
           (203) 964-3470     (441) 294-7290

SOURCE XL Group plc

Website: http://www.xlgroup.com