XL Group Promotes Matt O'Malley to Lead Environmental Business

        XL Group Promotes Matt O'Malley to Lead Environmental Business

PR Newswire

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 4, 2013

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulling from a deep bench of talent,
XL Group plc's (NYSE: XL) insurance operations today promoted Matthew V.
O'Malley, CPCU, ARe, CRIS to lead its Environmental business. Mr. O'Malley
previously served as head of Environmental Underwriting Operations,
overseeing the business' field operations and sales and marketing activities.
In his new role, he will lead all underwriting, field operations and sales
and marketing and guide the growth of XL's Environmental business. He reports
to Seraina Maag, Chief Executive of North America Property & Casualty for XL's
insurance operations.

Commenting on the appointment, Greg Hendrick, chief executive of XL Group's
global insurance operations, said: "XL Group has been writing environmental
coverage for nearly three decades. We're one of the pioneering environmental
markets and we'll continue to take the lead in this market, now under Matt's
guidance. Over the last few months, despite today's competitive conditions and
new market entrants, we've seen our environmental team thrive, under his
operational leadership. We're looking forward to building on that success."

"Our longtime success in this market has been built and reinforced by the
creative solutions and unwavering service that Matt and his team are dedicated
to delivering day after day," said Ms. Maag. "Environmental insurance
protection is more important than ever. When our customers are ready to
acquire new businesses, buy and develop new property or take on growth
opportunities in new countries, we'll be helping them break down any
environmental liability concerns that may try to stand in their way."

Mr. O'Malley joined XL Group in 2004. In addition to his Planning and
Administration role, he also managed the Environmental group's Commercial
Business Unit (CBU). During his 17-year tenure in the insurance industry, Matt
has held numerous underwriting and management positions, He earned his BA in
Economics and MBA with a specialization in Finance from Villanova University.
Matt also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate
in Reinsurance (ARe), and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
designations. He also serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of the
Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania.

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 xlgroup.com

SOURCE XL Group plc

Website: http://www.xlgroup.com
Contact: Carol Parker-Trott, Media Relations, +1-441-294-7290
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