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XL Insurance appoints new Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Aerospace

 — NEW YORK, November 20, 2008 - XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Capital Ltd (NYSE: XL), has appointed Christopher A. O'Gwen as Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Aerospace.
Prior to his appointment Mr. O'Gwen was Regional Manager of XL Insurance's US Aviation team and has 12 years experience in the aviation insurance market. He will continue to be based in New York and report to Dermot O'Donohoe, Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Specialty at XL Insurance. Eric Donofrio will take over as Regional Manager of XL Insurance's US Aviation team.
Mr. O'Donohoe, said: "Our global aviation team is known for its underwriting excellence and high service commitment, even on the most complex risks. Since joining us in 2006 Chris has done an excellent job in making XL Insurance a leading provider for the aviation and space insurance industry in the US.
With his industry knowledge, solid technical understanding of this complex risk environment and commitment to our brokers and clients Chris is well placed to extend our worldwide aerospace business, while focusing on strategic opportunities around the globe."
Mr. O'Gwen is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science. He also received an MBA in Insurance from St. John's University.
XL Insurance's global Aerospace operations provide a broad spectrum of coverage for international and regional airlines, products manufacturers, as well as for aviation service providers around the world. They also provide coverage for satellites (at launch and while in orbit), launch vehicles, and general aviation. The global aerospace team has underwriters in New York, London, Toronto and Munich.
About XL Insurance

"XL Insurance" is the global brand used by member insurers of the XL Capital Ltd (NYSE: XL) group of companies. More information about XL Insurance and its products is available at Through its operating subsidiaries, XL Capital Group is a leading provider of global insurance and reinsurance coverages and services to industrial, commercial and professional service firms, insurance companies, and other enterprises on a worldwide basis. More information about XL Capital Ltd is available at