HCC Insurance Holdings Names John E. Robison Vice President and Head of Investments

HCC Insurance Holdings Names John E. Robison Vice President and Head of

HOUSTON, Jan. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
(NYSE:HCC) today announced the hiring of John E. Robison as Vice President and
Head of Investments, reporting to the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Brad
T. Irick.

"We are very pleased John has joined HCC to lead our investing activities. He
has extensive investment management experience, most of which he has gained
within the insurance industry. With HCC's investment portfolio approaching $7
billion, it is an ideal time to add a dedicated investment professional with
John's credentials to our financial management team," said Mr. Irick.

Mr. Robison joins HCC with 19 years of experience in investment
management.Most recently, he was Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer at
Ecova, Inc. Previously, Mr. Robison was Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer
at RLI Corporation, Director of Investments at National Interstate Corporation
and Investment Portfolio Manager at Westfield Companies.He holds an M.B.A.
from Xavier University and a B.B.A. in Finance from Kent State University.

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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