Thierry Daucourt Joins XL Group as COO of the International Property & Casualty Insurance Business

    Thierry Daucourt Joins XL Group as COO of the International Property &
                         Casualty Insurance Business

PR Newswire

LONDON, May 21, 2013

LONDON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group (NYSE: XL) today announced the
appointment of Thierry Daucourt as Chief Operating Officer of its
International P&C Insurance business. In his role Mr. Daucourt will be
responsible for supporting the unit's Chief Executive, Jason Harris, in the
ongoing development and execution of its strategy and main policies to drive
expansion, financial performance and efficiencies across the region. XL
Group's International region includes all markets in Europe, Asia Pacific and
Iberia & Latin America. Mr. Daucourt will report to Jason Harris, Chief
Executive of the International P&C Insurance business and will be based in
Zurich.

Jason Harris commented on the appointment: "As we look to achieve further
profitable growth, we need to add capabilities and develop new products while
driving efficiencies across our vast region. A consistent performance is
critical to our ability to serve clients and brokers with the high level of
quality that we're known for. Thierry's broad experience in management roles
with other global organizations positions him well to contribute to drive
these efforts."

He added, "Thierry has already demonstrated an ability to deliver results.
Throughout his career he has led teams in many different areas including
underwriting, distribution, organizational structure, IT and change
management. I am delighted to have in him a strong leader joining our team."

Thierry Daucourt brings over 30 years' experience in the insurance industry to
his new role. He joins XL Group from Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, where
his last role was as Regional Manager Southern Europe. Since 1998, during his
tenure with Chubb Europe, he progressed through various management roles.
Prior, he was with Zurich Financial Services and also held various positions
with Winterthur Insurance, including Head of the International Division, based
in France. He is a Swiss national, married with two children.

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
xlgroup.com/insurance.

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, 4th Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. To learn more, visit
xlgroup.com.

XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc's insurance and reinsurance
subsidiaries.

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Contact: Sinead Finlay, Media Relations, +44 (0)207 621 4377,
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