Andrew Pinkes Joins XL Group to Lead Global Claims; Paul Tuhy Assumes New Role as Head of Global Aerospace Business

Andrew Pinkes Joins XL Group to Lead Global Claims; Paul Tuhy Assumes New Role
                     as Head of Global Aerospace Business

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Andrew J. Pinkes is joining XL
Group's insurance operations as Executive Vice President, Global Head of
Claims, stepping into the position currently held by Paul I. Tuhy, who will
now lead XL Group's Aerospace business.

According to Greg Hendrick, Chief Executiveof XL Group's insurance
operations, "XL is known for taking on businesses' toughest risks. Insuring
complex risks requires proven experience and expertise to resolve complicated
claims situations to help our clients recover and get back to their business.
Under Paul's leadership, we have done just that -- and through some very
significant industry loss events. It is on that strong foundation that we are
excited to have Andy join XL and lead our claims organization to the next
level. His combination of industry leadership and handling complicated claims,
coverage disputes, and liability issues uniquely qualifies him for this role.
Paul's industry experience will bring an exciting perspective to our Aerospace
business. Attracting and retaining top talent is at the core of our strategy
and we feel this is an excellent example of this in action."

Andy joins XL Group from The Hartford, where he most recently served as
Executive Vice President of Claims, and President of its Heritage Holdings,
Inc., a company that manages The Hartford's domestic and international
property and casualty run-off operations. He joined The Hartford in 2003 as
Senior Vice President of its Complex Claims Group. His 20-year insurance
industry career also includes positions with The Travelers which included the
position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Traveler's Special
Liability Group where he managed coverage and liability issues related to
asbestos, environmental and other complex tort claims. Andy is currently a
member of the Board of Overseers for the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and
the Board of Directors for St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in
Hartford, Connecticut.

In his new role, Paul will manage XL Group's Global Aerospace team which
provides insurance coverage for a global book of airline business, products
manufacturers, general aviation and space risks around the world. Prior to
assuming the Global Head of Claims in 2006, he previously managed XL Group's
claims operations in Continental Europe and Asia, and served as head of claims
for North America when he joined XL in 2003. His 30-year insurance career
also included positions with Kemper Insurance Company, Reliance National
Insurance, Blackmoor Group, Cigna Property and Casualty, Consolidated
Adjusters, and Cincinnati Insurance Company. As a long standing member of XL's
Insurance Leadership Team Paul brings the leadership skills and experience
that will help cement the position of our Aerospace operation as a global
market leader.

Andy will be based in Hartford, Connecticut and report toGreg. Paul will
continue to be based in XL's New York office and report to Neil Robertson,
Chief Executive of XL Group's Specialty Insurance operations, based in London.

About XL Group plc's Insurance Operations

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specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world
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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

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