XL Group Builds Up US Risk Management Talent in New York

           XL Group Builds Up US Risk Management Talent in New York

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group plc's (NYSE: XL) US Risk
Management business is adding and redeploying talent in its New York office to
boost its resources for addressing businesses' most complex casualty insurance
needs. The company announced the addition of James Barbuti as its US Risk
Management Leader for the East Coast and the appointment of David Kelly to a
new home office role as Senior Vice President of US Risk Management. Both
report to Jay Lefkowitz, head of US Risk Management.

According to Mr. Lefkowitz, "Jim's knowledge and relationships in both New
York and the Mid-Atlantic marketplace is extensive and will be invaluable to
us as we strengthen our broker relationships and our reputation for creatively
addressing large complex casualty accounts. We're pleased to gain Jim's help
to build on our recent successes."

"David is stepping into a new role to focus on building our captive
capabilities. He will assist our regional underwriting teams in addressing
various captive fronting, single parent, small group captive, and other unique
risk management account opportunities," Mr. Lefkowitz noted. "We're also
tapping into Dave's extensive home office operation experience to assist in
several planned underwriting process and operational enhancements."

Mr. Barbuti joins XL from ACE where he has worked for the past 10 years in
both Philadelphia and NY running the risk management operations. He brings
more than 25 years of risk management experience to the business working on
both the carrier and brokerage side, including positions Johnson & Higgins and
Alexander & Alexander, both in New York, and Legion Insurance Company in
Philadelphia. Mr. Barbuti holds a bachelor's degree from St. John's University
and an MBA from Hofstra University.

David Kelly joined XL Group's US Risk Management team in 2003 after 23 years
with Kemper Insurance where he most recently served as Chief Underwriting
Officer at Kemper Risk Management. He is a graduate of the University of
Puget Sound in Washington State. 

About XL's Insurance Operations
XL Group plc's insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and
specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world
forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit

XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc's insurance subsidiaries.

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, 4^th Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. To
learn more, visit www.xlgroup.com


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