Hiscox hires Angela Adams to run General Liability

Hiscox hires Angela Adams to run General Liability

Experienced industry executive will lead growing casualty business

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hiscox, the international
specialist insurer, today announced that Angela Adams has been appointed as
VP, General Liability Underwriting Leader, for Hiscox USA based out of the
company's New York office. Adams joins Hiscox USA's growing business after
previous senior level roles with Torus, HSBC and AIG.

"We are extremely excited to have someone of Angela's caliber join our growing
business here at Hiscox USA," said Gary Head, Chief Underwriting Officer for
Hiscox USA. "Angela will take a lead role in working with our partner brokers
to cross-sell casualty products to our existing customers and to expand the
reach of our expert underwriting and industry-leading claims service into new
areas."

In the US, Hiscox offers general liability coverage alongside a diverse
portfolio of professional liability and other specialty insurance products,
and has offices in New York, NY; White Plains, NY; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL;
Los Angeles, CA; and San Francisco, CA.

Additional information can be found at www.hiscoxusa.com/broker.

Follow Hiscox USA on Twitter @Hiscox_USA.

For further information please contact:

Hunter Hoffmann
646-442-8341
hunter.hoffmann@hiscox.com

Kate Dillon
203-254-1300 x115
kdillon@prosek.com

About Hiscox in the U.S.

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and
listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main
underwriting parts of the Group – Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe
and Hiscox International. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda,
Guernsey and the USA. Hiscox ASM Ltd, Hiscox Underwriting Ltd and Hiscox
Syndicates Ltd are authorized and regulated by the UK Financial Services
Authority. The ability of syndicates at Lloyd's to do business in the USA and
its territories are restricted as they are not US-based insurers.

Hiscox Inc., a Delaware corporation headquartered in New York, d/b/a Hiscox
Insurance Agency in CA, is a licensed insurance intermediary for admitted and
surplus lines business. Hiscox Inc. underwrites on behalf of, and places
business with, Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., other domestic insurers, and
syndicates at Lloyd's (www.lloyds.com). Hiscox Insurance Company Inc. is a
Chicago, IL domiciled insurer which is admitted or licensed to do business in
all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

CONTACT: Hunter Hoffmann
         646-442-8341
        
         Kate Dillon
         203-254-1300 x115

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