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HCC Schedules 2013 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

HCC Schedules 2013 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

HOUSTON, April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
(NYSE:HCC) today announced that the Company plans to release its 2013 first
quarter earnings results after the close of the New York Stock Exchange on
Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

The release will also provide notice that supplemental financial schedules for
HCC's 2013 first quarter earnings results will be available on the Company's
website at http://www.hcc.com, as well as directly in the Investor Relations
section of HCC's website at http://ir.hcc.com.

HCC will hold an open conference call the following morning, Wednesday, May 1,
at 8:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to discuss the results.

To participate, the conference call numbers are:

  Domestic: (800) 374-0290

  International:(706) 634-0161

There will also be a live, listen-only webcast of the conference call on the
Company's website, http://www.hcc.com. The webcast replay will be archived in
the Investor Relations section of the HCC website through Friday, August 2,
2013.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a leading
specialty insurer with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain
and Ireland.As of December 31, 2012, HCC had assets of $10.3 billion and
shareholders' equity of $3.5 billion.HCC's major domestic and international
insurance companies have financial strength ratings of "AA (Very Strong)" from
Standard & Poor's Corporation, "A+ (Superior)" from A.M. Best Company, Inc.,
"AA (Very Strong)" from Fitch Ratings, and "A1 (Good Security)" from Moody's
Investors Service, Inc.

For more information about HCC, please visit http://www.hcc.com.

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under
"safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995 and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.The types of risks and
uncertainties which may affect the Company are set forth in its periodic
reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Doug Busker, Director of Investor Relations
         HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
         Telephone:  (713) 996-1192

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