HCC Declares 73rd Quarterly Dividend

HCC Declares 73rd Quarterly Dividend

HOUSTON, May 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
(NYSE:HCC) today announced its 73^rd consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

HCC's Board of Directors has declared a regular cash dividend of $0.225 per
share on the Company's shares of $1.00 par value common stock. The dividend is
payable to stockholders of record on July 1, 2014 and will be paid on or about
July 15, 2014.

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 March 31, 2014, HCC had assets of $10.6 billion and
shareholders' equity of $3.8 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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