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Hamilton, Bermuda - July 27, 2004: XL Capital Ltd (NYSE:XL) ("XL") announced today that it has appointed Eugene M. McQuade to its board of directors.Mr. McQuade was formerly President of Bank of America and prior to that was President and Chief Operating Officer of FleetBoston Financial. Mr. McQuade is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of CPA's and the Financial Services Roundtable.XL Chairman, Michael P. Esposito, Jr., said: "We welcome the addition of Gene McQuade to our Board. I believe we will greatly benefit from his business and financial experience as we continue to build value for XL's shareholders."Brian M. O'Hara, XL President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "Gene McQuade is joining us at a time when we are continuing to add to our capabilities in financially-oriented businesses and products. His knowledge and vast experience of the financial and capital markets will be immensely valuable in helping us guide the Company through this phase of our development."XL Capital Ltd, through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of insurance and reinsurance coverages and financial products and services to industrial, commercial and professional service firms, insurance companies, and other enterprises on a worldwide basis. As of March 31, 2004, XL Capital Ltd had consolidated assets of approximately $44.2 billion and consolidated shareholders' equity of approximately $7.4 billion. More information about XL Capital Ltd is available at