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LANCASHIRE HOLDINGS LIMITED: Treasury Stock

LANCASHIRE HOLDINGS LIMITED                           
18 December 2012
London, UK 
                      Treasury Shares - Transfer                            
In accordance with Listing Rule 12.6.4 Lancashire Holdings Limited (the
"Company") announces that on 18 December 2012 it received confirmation that the
transfer of 720,929 common shares from Treasury took place to satisfy exercises
of warrants at an exercise price of U.S. $5.00. 
The transfer of up to 10,948,445 common shares from Treasury was authorised at
a meeting of the Company's Board of Directors on 3 November 2011. 
Following this transfer, the Company has a total of 5,810,583 common shares
held in Treasury and a total of 162,791,844 common shares in issue, excluding
common shares held in Treasury. 
For further information, please contact: 
Lancashire Holdings Limited            +44 (0)20 7264 4145                   
Christopher Head                       chris.head@lancashiregroup.com         
                                                                         
Jonny Creagh-Coen                      +44 (0)20 7264 4066                    
                                   jcc@lancashiregroup.com                
                                                                         
Haggie Financial                       +44 (0)20 7417 8989                   
Peter Rigby                            (Peter Rigby mobile 07803851426)       


                                                                             


About Lancashire

Lancashire, through its UK and Bermuda-based operating subsidiaries, is a
global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products. The Group
companies carry the following ratings:
                            Financial       
                            Strength        Long Term Issuer   Outlook
                               
                            Rating (1)      Rating (2)         


                                                                         
A.M. Best                   A               bbb                Stable          
                                                                          
Standard & Poor's           A-              BBB                Stable          
                                                                         
Moody's                     A3              Baa2               Stable          
(1) Financial Strength Rating applies to Lancashire Insurance Company Limited 
and Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Limited 
(2) Long Term Issuer Rating applies to Lancashire Holdings Limited 
Lancashire has capital in excess of $1 billion and its common shares trade on
the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol LRE.
Lancashire has its corporate headquarters and mailing address at Level 11,
Vitro, 60 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4AD, United Kingdom and its registered
office at Power House, 7 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda. 
For more information on Lancashire, visit the Company's website at
www.lancashiregroup.com 
Lancashire Insurance Company Limited is regulated by the Bermuda Monetary
Authority in Bermuda. 
Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Limited is regulated by the Financial
Services Authority in the UK. 
NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: 
CERTAIN STATEMENTS AND INDICATIVE PROJECTIONS (WHICH MAY INCLUDE MODELED LOSS
SCENARIOS) MADE IN THIS RELEASE OR OTHERWISE THAT ARE NOT BASED ON CURRENT OR
HISTORICAL FACTS ARE FORWARD-LOOKING IN NATURE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION,
STATEMENTS CONTAINING THE WORDS 'BELIEVES', 'ANTICIPATES', 'PLANS', 'PROJECTS',
'FORECASTS', 'GUIDANCE', 'INTENDS', 'EXPECTS', 'ESTIMATES', 'PREDICTS', 'MAY',
'CAN', 'WILL', 'SEEKS', 'SHOULD', OR, IN EACH CASE, THEIR NEGATIVE OR
COMPARABLE TERMINOLOGY. ALL STATEMENTS OTHER THAN STATEMENTS OF HISTORICAL
FACTS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE REGARDING THE GROUP'S FINANCIAL
POSITION, RESULTS OF OPERATIONS, LIQUIDITY, PROSPECTS, GROWTH, CAPITAL
MANAGEMENT PLANS, BUSINESS STRATEGY, PLANS AND OBJECTIVES OF MANAGEMENT FOR
FUTURE OPERATIONS (INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND OBJECTIVES RELATING TO THE
GROUP'S INSURANCE BUSINESS) ARE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. SUCH
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE GROUP TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM FUTURE RESULTS,
PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY SUCH FORWARD-LOOKING
STATEMENTS. 
THESE FACTORS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: THE NUMBER AND TYPE OF INSURANCE
AND REINSURANCE CONTRACTS THAT WE WRITE; THE PREMIUM RATES AVAILABLE AT THE
TIME OF SUCH RENEWALS WITHIN OUR TARGETED BUSINESS LINES; THE LOW FREQUENCY OF
LARGE EVENTS; UNUSUAL LOSS FREQUENCY; THE IMPACT THAT OUR FUTURE OPERATING
RESULTS, CAPITAL POSITION AND RATING AGENCY AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS HAVE ON
THE EXECUTION OF ANY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES; THE POSSIBILITY OF GREATER
FREQUENCY OR SEVERITY OF CLAIMS AND LOSS ACTIVITY THAN OUR UNDERWRITING,
RESERVING OR INVESTMENT PRACTICES HAVE ANTICIPATED; THE RELIABILITY OF, AND
CHANGES IN ASSUMPTIONS TO, CATASTROPHE PRICING, ACCUMULATION AND ESTIMATED LOSS
MODELS; THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR LOSS LIMITATION METHODS; LOSS OF KEY
PERSONNEL; A DECLINE IN OUR OPERATING SUBSIDIARIES' RATING WITH A.M. BEST,
STANDARD & POOR'S, MOODY'S OR OTHER RATING AGENCIES; INCREASED COMPETITION ON
THE BASIS OF PRICING, CAPACITY, COVERAGE TERMS OR OTHER FACTORS; A CYCLICAL
DOWNTURN OF THE INDUSTRY; THE IMPACT OF A DETERIORATING CREDIT ENVIRONMENT FOR
ISSUERS OF FIXED INCOME INVESTMENTS; THE IMPACT OF SWINGS IN MARKET INTEREST
RATES AND SECURITIES PRICES; A RATING DOWNGRADE OF, OR A MARKET DECLINE IN,
SECURITIES IN OUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO; CHANGES IN GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS OR
TAX LAWS IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE LANCASHIRE CONDUCTS BUSINESS; LANCASHIRE
HOLDINGS LIMITED OR ITS BERMUDIAN SUBSIDIARY BECOMING SUBJECT TO INCOME TAXES
IN THE UNITED STATES OR THE BERMUDIAN SUBSIDIARY BECOMING SUBJECT TO INCOME
TAXES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; THE UK TEMPORARY PERIOD EXEMPTION UNDER THE CFC
REGIME FAILING TO REMAIN IN FORCE FOR THE PERIOD INTENDED; THE OMISSION FROM
THE NEW CFC REGIME OF A SUITABLE EXCLUSION (E.G. RELATING TO INSURANCE OR
REINSURANCE OF THIRD PARTY RISKS WRITTEN IN THE INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE
MARKET); ANY CHANGE IN THE UK GOVERNMENT OR THE UK GOVERNMENT POLICY WHICH
IMPACTS THE NEW CFC REGIME. 
THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS SPEAK ONLY AS AT THE DATE OF PUBLICATION.
LANCASHIRE HOLDINGS LIMITED EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION OR UNDERTAKING
(SAVE AS REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH ANY LEGAL OR REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS (INCLUDING
THE RULES OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE)) TO DISSEMINATE ANY UPDATES OR
REVISIONS TO ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT ANY CHANGES IN THE
GROUP'S EXPECTATIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES ON WHICH ANY SUCH STATEMENT IS BASED. 
END 
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