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MUNICH – October 14, 2009 – XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Capital Ltd (NYSE: XL), today announced the appointment of Michael W. Dehm as Country Manager Germany, with immediate effect. In this role Mr. Dehm is responsible for XL Insurance’s business activities in Germany and succeeds Dr. Gernot Klantschnig, who is taking over responsibility for the markets in Continental Europe, Asia and Latin America for XL Insurance’s International Property & Casualty (P&C) Business Unit.Michel W. Dehm brings over 12 years insurance industry experience to this position, complemented by a proven track record in the financial sector as well as in the legal and consulting business. Having joined XL Insurance in 1999 as a Customer Relationship Manager, he has held the position of Head of Sales and Marketing in Germany since 2004, as well as the role of Deputy Country Manager Germany. Before joining XL Insurance, Mr. Dehm worked with Willis in Frankfurt in the areas of casualty and professional lines, including claims management.Commenting on Mr. Dehm’s appointment, Eileen McCusker, Chief Executive of XL Insurance’s International P&C business unit, said: “Germany is an important market for XL Insurance and I am delighted that we can count on Michael W. Dehm’s extensive market experience and client focused approach to maintain and expand our business in this market.”Michael W. Dehm will be based at XL Insurance’s German head offices in Munich. He holds a Law Degree from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt and is a licensed Attorney at Law in Germany.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 are available at Through its operating subsidiaries, XL Capital Group is a leading provider of global insurance and reinsurance coverage 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