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XL Group plc Announces Plans for Global Day of Giving on Thursday, May 23, 2013



  XL Group plc Announces Plans for Global Day of Giving on Thursday, May 23,
                                     2013

PR Newswire

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 21, 2013

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group plc ("XL" or the
"Company") (NYSE: XL) today announced that it plans to hold its eighth Global
Day of Giving on Thursday, May 23, 2013.  The company-wide employee volunteer
day is dedicated to supporting the communities in which XL operates.

Since inception in 2006, when XL celebrated its 20^th anniversary, the Global
Day of Giving has grown with XL employees donating more than 130,000 hours of
community service to hundreds of charitable projects in various locations
worldwide.

XL's Chief Executive Officer, Mike McGavick, said: "Communities around the
world continue to face tough times. Through our Global Day of Giving, we are
able to directly impact the communities in which we work, strengthen our
relationships with partners, including charities and other non-profit
organizations, and work towards developing longer-term solutions to some of
the issues facing these communities. With XL's goal to 'make your world go',
we're pleased to take this time to play a small role outside of the office in
giving back to our communities."

During this year's Global Day of Giving more than 165 projects have been
scheduled in more than 50 locations around the world to address issues such
as:

Education/Youth Development: Engaging with young people, mainly from
disadvantaged areas, ranging from kindergarteners and primary school students
in the U.S., Bermuda and India to college students in the UK, to help them
with a variety of educational development activities including homework,
science projects, interview skills, resume writing, and career planning.  

Environment: Taking care of forests, beaches, parks and other natural habitats
through a myriad of activities around the world including: Forest clearing and
cleaning in Germany and the Netherlands, respectively; gardening and
landscaping in Brazil and throughout the U.S. and Europe; clearing rubble and
invasive plant species in Bermuda; weeding, planting vegetables and harvesting
in Shanghai, China; and cleaning beaches from Hong Kong to New York.  

Homelessness/Hunger: Working with Habitat for Humanity in Schaumburg, Illinois
on the demolition and framing of a home; refurbishing and painting a homeless
foundation building in Spain; preparing meals for those in need in Baltimore,
Bermuda, Brazil and Singapore; sorting and packing donations at food banks
throughout the U.S. and Canada; and organizing clothing donations in Beijing,
China, Paris, France and the U.S.

Senior Care: Constructing covered garden pavilions to provide protection from
the elements to residents of a nursing home in Austria; spending time
socializing with seniors in places such as Germany, India, Ireland, Mexico,
the U.K. and the U.S.

About XL Group plc

XL Group plc (NYSE:XL), 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 plc

Website: http://www.xlgroup.com
Contact: David Radulski, Investor Relations, +1-203-964-3470; Carol Parker
Trott, Media Relations, +1-441-294-7290
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