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XL Group strengthens Insurance Construction Group with new Underwriting Manager for UK, Ireland and Nordic Region</p>

 — London, UK – 30, January 2011 - The insurance segment of XL Group plc (NYSE: XL) today announced the appointment of Ian Lushington as Construction Underwriting Manager for the UK, Ireland and Nordic region. Mr Lushington will be based in London and will report into Max Benz, Underwriting Manager Construction, International Property.

According to Mr Benz: "We believe that over time investments in infrastructure in the UK, Ireland and Nordic Region will grow again. With Ian’s industry experience we’ll be ready for this growth and prepared to serve Risk Management clients with our specialised products and services in these markets and globally.”

Mr. Lushington has over 25 years industry experience , specifically in the Construction and Engineering market. He moves from Allianz Global Risks where he holds the role of Senior Engineering Underwriter.

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