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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – November 6, 2014 – XL Group today announced the appointment of Marcelo Zampronha as Client and Distribution Leader with a brief to continue to drive the growth of the Group’s insurance business in Brazil.Commenting on Mr. Zampronha’s appointment and the opportunity for the Group, Renato Rodrigues, Country Manager of XL Group’s insurance operation in Brazil, said: “Brazil’s mid and large-sized as well as national and multinational corporations have gained strength and become more diverse, with a broad range of industries represented. But as these companies grow and diversify, so do the risks they face and managing complex risk has become an ongoing challenge.”“In his new role, Marcelo is charged with providing brokers and clients with the valuable insights we have gained through our global network and underwriting expertise. This will ensure they have the right coverage in place to continue growing and operating in today’s complex world.”“Brazil is a growth market for us and I am confident that Marcelo has the expertise and energy to drive XL Group’s insurance business forward.”Mr. Zampronha joins XL Group from AIG Seguros where he held the position of Channel Manager, Commercial Insurance. Over his 20-year career in the insurance market, Mr. Zampronha has worked in various senior business development roles at AON and Unibanco AIG Seguros in Brazil, and AIG in New York. He earned his Master in Business Administration from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EAESP/FGV) in Sao Paulo, with an exchange program at NYU Stern School of Business, his dissertation being Organizational Studies. As an Adjunct Professor, Executive MBA, he currently teaches Organizational Risk Management and Business Model Generation at the Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) in São Paulo. 

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