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XL Group plc (“XL” or the “Company”) (NYSE: XL) todayannounced that the 2014 XL Scholarship has been awarded to Quaejah Cox, asenior Honor Roll student at Saltus Grammar School.

 

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

 

Eighteen-year-old Quaejah, the daughter of TerrilynnCox of Devonshire, was selected from a list of 47 applicants for thescholarship.

 

XL’s Human Resources Manager in Bermuda, VanessaRobinson, who chairs the XL Scholarship Committee, said: “Every year we areimpressed with the caliber of applicants and this year was no different. Quaejah’sacademic achievements, leadership skills and commitment to her community andcountry made her stand out among the qualified candidates. We look forward tohaving Quaejah join XL as an intern during her summer breaks and to supportingher as she pursues her goal to become an underwriter. We are confident that shewill achieve this goal and will make valuable contributions to the(re)insurance industry and Bermuda in the future.”

 

Quaejah is scheduled to begin studies this year for a bachelor’sdegree in Risk Management and Insurance at Temple University in the U.S.  She plans to pursue a career in Underwriting.

 

Quaejah’s academic achievements include passing nine GeneralCertificate of Secondary Education (GCSE/IGCSE) internationally acceptedsubject examinations. She has also passed a UK AS-level examination inAccounting and an Advance Placement examination in Economics, which isequivalent to a first-year university course.  Among her other school-relatedaccomplishments, Quaejah, who was voted Chair of the Prom Committee, is arecipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Bronze awards. She hasparticipated in the Saltus Island Project, a project where students clear anature reserve of invasive species and replace them with endemic plants. Quaejahhas also represented Saltus in netball, basketball, shot put and football,including at a Canadian independent schools football tournament in Montreal. Inaddition to this, she  representedBermuda at the World Championships netball tournament in Glasgow, Scotland lastsummer.

 

Her extracurricular activities include volunteering forYouthNet as a mentor for students at primary and middle schools and participatingin the Salvation Army’s “Feed the Homeless” project, which entails feeding morethan 60 people during the evenings.  Asan intern with Butterfield Bank, Quaejah also participated in painting theBermuda Sea Cadet Building in 2013. 

 

About the XLScholarship

 

Since the inception of the XL Scholarship (formerly theXL Insurance Scholarship) in 1990, more than $2 million has been provided tohelp Bermuda students prepare for professional careers in the (re)insuranceindustry. A condition of the award is that the recipient must be willing toreturn to Bermuda on completion of his or her studies. 

 

About XLGroup plc

 

XL Group plc (NYSE:XL), through its subsidiaries, is aglobal insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty andspecialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurancecompanies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clientslook to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their worldforward. To learn more, visit   www.xlgroup.com