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XL Insurance Completes Purchase of GAPS, a Leading Provider of Loss Prevention Services

 — NEW YORK, December 3, 2007 - XL Insurance, the global insurance operation of XL Capital Ltd (NYSE: XL) (“XL”), today announced that it has completed the purchase of Global Asset Protection Services LLC (GAPS) from Swiss Re. GAPS is a provider of unbundled loss prevention consulting services, offering individually tailored risk management solutions to risk managers, insurance brokers and insurance company clients operating on a global basis. The acquisition was first announced on Friday, November 16, 2007.
GAPS employs engineers worldwide with a strong presence in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. The GAPS operation and XL Insurance’s existing loss prevention services are being merged to form XL GAPS. XL GAPS will remain independent of XL’s underwriting operations.
John Gallagher, Global Property Chief Underwriting Officer for XL Insurance, said: “This move represents an exciting enhancement to our current loss prevention servicing capabilities. GAPS brings to XL Insurance a 117-year track record of excellence in property loss prevention consulting services and their risk management expertise aligns very well with our commitment to risk quality and sound underwriting principles. XL GAPS will also be able to help our customers to meet their risk management needs with additional product and service offerings from XL Insurance.”
Tim Heinze, the head of Swiss Re’s GAPS, joins XL GAPS to serve as Managing Director, reporting to Mr. Gallagher. He will be based in the US in XL Insurance’s Hartford, Connecticut office.
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 to industrial, commercial and professional service firms, insurance companies, and other enterprises on a worldwide basis. As of September 30, 2007, XL Capital Ltd had consolidated assets of approximately $60.9 billion and consolidated shareholders’ equity of approximately $11.4 billion. More information about XL Capital Ltd is available at