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XL Group plc (“XL” or the “Company”) (NYSE: XL) today announced that the 2013 XL Scholarship has been awarded to Keiran Hamilton, Deputy Head Boy at Warwick Academy, who has successfully completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.


The XL Scholarship is a four-year full scholarship open to students who are Bermudian or hold Permanent Resident Certificate status and are working toward a degree in (re)insurance-related studies.


Eighteen-year-old Keiran, the son of Mark and Cindy Hamilton of Southampton Parish, was selected from a list of 46 applicants for the scholarship.


XL’s Human Resources Manager in Bermuda, Vanessa Robinson, who chairs the XL Scholarship Committee, said: “We continue to be impressed by the caliber of young people who apply for this scholarship. Keiran’s academic achievements, leadership abilities and diverse interests along with his excellent communications and critical thinking skills influenced the committee’s decision. We are confident that he will do well at university and continue to be an asset to Bermuda for years to come.”


Keiran is scheduled to begin studies this year for a degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Warwick in the UK.  He plans to pursue a career in Accountancy or Actuarial Science within the insurance industry.


Keiran’s academic achievements include receiving the Warwick Academy Board of Governors award for earning General Certificate of Secondary Education qualifications in nine subjects of which seven were A grades with two being the highest results, consistently making the Principal’s List since 2008, and receiving an International Baccalaureate Academic Scholarship in 2012.  Among his other school-related accomplishments, Keiran is Leo Club President, Volleyball Captain, Basketball Captain and a recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Bronze awards.


His extracurricular activities include representing Bermuda at a youth conference at the United Nations in New York, participating in seven Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society/Gilbert and Sullivan productions, serving as Captain of the Junior National Volleyball Team and being a member of the Men’s National Volleyball Team.   In 2012 Keiran also participated in a Bermuda overseas mission with Habitat for Humanity which involved building homes for those in need in Paraguay.  


About the XL Scholarship


Since the inception of the XL Scholarship (formerly the XL Insurance Scholarship) in 1990, more than $2 million has been provided to help Bermuda students prepare for professional careers in the (re)insurance industry. A condition of the award is that recipients be willing to return to Bermuda on completion of their studies. 


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. Its principal offices are located at XL House, 8 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. To learn more, visit