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London, 01 July, 2009 - XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Capital Ltd (NYSE: XL), today announced the appointment of Neil Robertson as Chief Underwriting Officer for its Global Specialty business.In his new role Neil Robertson will be responsible for the company’s global speciality lines and will assume the role of Active Underwriter of XL Syndicate 1209 at Lloyd’s of London, managed by XL London Market Ltd (subject to formal approval from Lloyd’s). He will continue to be based in London.Prior to his appointment Mr Robertson was global head of XL Insurance’s Fine Art & Specie and Equine operations. He will maintain his active involvement in managing these businesses as part of his broader responsibilities.Mr Robertson began his career as an underwriting assistant in the marine department of Cigna Europe in 1986. Following this he worked for various Syndicates at Lloyd’s of London before joining XL London Market Ltd in 1992.Commenting on the appointment, Dave Duclos, Chief Executive of XL Insurance, said: “XL Insurance is known for its expertise in underwriting global risks across a wide range of products and our commitment to client and broker service. Global Specialty is an integral part of this insurance offering.“Neil’s significant experience across various specialist lines of business leaves him well placed to continue the growth of our Specialty business operation inside and outside the Lloyd’s market.”XL Insurance’s Speciality operations provide worldwide cover for Aerospace, Environmental, Equine, Fine Art & Specie, Marine and Programs business.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