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Speaker Line-up Includes General Colin Powell, USA (RET.) and Activist and Musician Sir Bob GeldofHamilton, Bermuda – September 4, 2008 – XL Capital Ltd (“XL”) (NYSE: XL) today announced that it will host a global risk conference - XL Congress - on October 2-3 in Washington, D.C. with the theme of "Intelligent Change for A World At Risk". The conference, an invitation-only event, is modeled on the successful format used at XL Congresses held in 2003 and 2006 in Europe and the U.S.The XL Congress is intended to reveal new perspectives in an intellectually challenging forum, exploring topics ranging from trade, economics and wealth, to ethics and humanitarianism. Invited clients, brokers and media will hear from leading political, economic and social figures.Speakers will include: General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.); Hernando de Soto, President of Institute for Liberty and Democracy; Parag Khanna, Director of the Global Governance Initiative at the New America Foundation; Carly Fiorina, Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company (1999 – 2005) and author of the bestseller Tough Choices; Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., internationally renowned author, speaker and advisor on creativity; Senator George Mitchell, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee; John Kao, Innovation Strategist and Practitioner, Transformation Catalyst; Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute and Special Advisor to the UN; Ambassador Henry A. Crumpton, President of Crumpton Group LLC; Dr. Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of the Green Belt Movement; and Sir Bob Geldof, Political Activist, Nobel Man of Peace Award Recipient and Musician.The speakers will address a range of issues, including “Global Change in a World at Risk” (Powell), “Threats to Stability in the 21st Century” (Mitchell), “Leading Global Change” (Sachs), “A New Era of Global Conflict and Cooperation” (Crumpton), “Environment, Peace & Human Rights” (Maathai) and “Making a Difference in an Ever Changing World” (Geldof).XL Chief Executive Officer Michael S. McGavick said: "To better understand extraordinary times such as these, we need access to extraordinary insights and guidance. The XL Congress is our way of providing that access by bringing some of the world’s most talented leaders together and inviting them to share their unique perspectives with us and with our customers. This is not just another business conference. This is a very special forum for the discussion of risk and it will be staged at a critical point in the United States’ political calendar. I’m looking forward to opening it and to welcoming friends and colleagues to what promises to be one of the most challenging and rewarding meetings of its kind.”XL Capital Ltd, through its operating subsidiaries, 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 June 30, 2008, XL Capital Ltd had consolidated assets of approximately $52.1 billion and consolidated shareholders' equity of approximately $8.8 billion. More information about XL Capital Ltd is available at