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XL Group has promoted Katrine Nielsen to Assistant Vice President – Environmental Team Lead. Ms. Nielsen reports to Joseph Madigan, regional manager for Canada in XL Group’s North America Environmental business and works closely with Canadian Country Manager Cindy Guyatt in Toronto. In her new role, Ms. Nielsen will manage XL Group’s Toronto-based Environmental underwriting team that helps a wide variety of Canadian businesses address environmental liability concerns with pollution insurance protection and other environmental risks management services. Commenting on Ms. Nielsen’s promotion, Matt O’Malley, President of XL Group’s Environmental business said: “XL Group has been writing environmental coverage for more than 25 years. Our long-term success and commitment to this specialized insurance market has been driven by our ability to attract knowledgeable, skilled underwriting talent like Katrine. Her education, environmental industry experience and decade of underwriting experience uniquely qualify her for this position and gives our clients access to someone who understands the environmental risks they face.” Prior to joining XL Group earlier this year, Ms. Nielsen amassed more than 10 years of environmental underwriting experience with AIG and ACE in Toronto. Her environmental industry experience also includes tenure as an Environmental Scientist for Aqua Terre Solutions Inc. before beginning her insurance career. Ms. Nielsen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies from Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia. About XL Group plc’s Insurance Operations XL Group plc’s insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit About XL Group plc XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries.