Hans Rohlf Elected to Board of Directors of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.

Hans Rohlf Elected to Board of Directors of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.

HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
(NYSE:HCC) today announced that Hans D. Rohlf, 62, has been elected as an
independent member of the Company's Board of Directors.

"We are very pleased to have an executive of Hans' stature join our Board. He
is well-respected throughout the insurance industry for his extensive
experience, breadth of knowledge, and ability to build and grow reinsurance
and insurance businesses," said Christopher J.B. Williams, HCC's Chief
Executive Officer.

Mr. Rohlf will serve on the Enterprise Risk Oversight Committee, as well as
the Board of Directors of HCC's subsidiary company, HCC International
Insurance Company PLC. Since 1995, he has served as the Managing Director of
Hannover Re's North American Property & Casualty Business. Previously, Mr.
Rohlf held several positions with Hannover Re, including Senior Vice President
and Head of the U.S. and Aviation Businesses, and Head of the Retrocessional
Department. He joined Hannover Re in 1977.

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 September 30, 2013, HCC had assets of $10.4 billion and
shareholders' equity of $3.6 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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