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XL Group and Affinity Agency Group Enter New Underwriting Agreement to Provide Club Links Insurance Program

 — EXTON, PA, February 2, 2012 – The Insurance segment of XL Group plc (NYSE: XL) and Affinity Agency Group LLC, today announced a new joint underwriting agreement to offer The Affinity Club Links Program, providing comprehensive insurance coverage for private and semi-private country and golf clubs nationwide.

According to Quinnon Purvis, President of XL Group’s North America Programs unit, “Effectively managing risk requires a thorough understanding of an industry. The hands-on experience that Affinity’s leadership has working in the club industry adds additional depth and knowledge. We’re pleased to combine our expertise with Affinity’s to serve the risk management needs of golf and country clubs nationwide.”

"This new agreement does create a strong combination,” said David Harnois, Affinity’s President. “XL Group and Affinity both realize that industry knowledge and dedicated service adds to our effectiveness in managing our clients’ risks to help them protect their members, their property and the profitability of their operation. We’re looking forward to a long and productive relationship to benefit our club clients.”

Through XL Group’s Greenwich Insurance Company, XL Specialty Insurance Company, XL Insurance America, Inc. and Indian Harbor Insurance Company, the Affinity Club Links Program provides private and semi-private golf and country clubs with a variety of coverages and risk management services, including:

• Property
• General Liability
• Commercial Auto
• Umbrella or Excess Liability
• Fidelity and Crime
• Pollution and/or Storage Tank Liability
• Risk Engineering

About Affinity Agency Group LLC
Affinity Agency Group, LLC located in Morristown, New Jersey is a recognized General Agency specializing in Commercial Lines and Group Program business. With over 30 years of experience in hospitality, club operations and insurance, Affinity Agency Group provides these risks the expertise and guidance needed in an ever changing business landscape. To learn more, visit
About XL’s Insurance Segment
The Insurance segment of XL Group plc offers property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit

About XL Group plc
XL Group plc, 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, 4th Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. To learn more, visit