XL Group Recruits Matthew Huels to Lead Surplus Lines' General Liability Coverages

   XL Group Recruits Matthew Huels to Lead Surplus Lines' General Liability
                                  Coverages

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 11, 2013

CHICAGO, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group plc's (NYSE: XL) Surplus
Lines team continues to grow with the addition of Matthew Huels who joins as
vice president and general liability line of business head. He is based in
Chicago and reports to Roxanne Mitchell, President of XL Group's Surplus Lines
business.

"To successfully serve hard-to-place risks that rely on the Surplus Lines
market, you need intuitive, seasoned underwriters. That's why we're pleased
to attract the underwriting talent that we do," noted Roxanne. "Matt has an
impressive track record for addressing tough industry risks and doing it while
building strong and profitable books of business. We are looking forward to
seeing Matt put his experience and underwriting skills to work for our clients
who rely on XL Group for strong general liability coverage."

"Over the last 18 months, we've expanded our team and product lines to offer
our clients more comprehensive service and coverage," said Roxanne. "All this
effort and teambuilding has put us in a strong position at a very opportune
time in the market. More businesses are looking to the Surplus Lines market to
address their unusual or more difficult risk management concerns and XL has
the products and underwriting resources to do it right."

Matt joins XL Group from CoverX Specialty in Chicago where he served as vice
president and Midwest primary casualty manager and built a book of general
liability business through his strong relationships with wholesale brokers.
His underwriting career also includes tenure with ACE Westchester Specialty
Group and Kemper Insurance. His decade in the insurance industry has focused
on delivering insurance for such risks as trade contractors, general
contractors and manufacturing companies. Matt is a graduate of Millikin
University, Decatur IL.

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
http://www.xlgroup.com\insurance

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

SOURCE XL Group

Website: http://www.xlgroup.com
Contact: Christine Weirsky, Media Relations, +1-610-968-9395
 
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