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XL Catlin’s Excess Casualty insurance business has promoted Colm Lyons to the position of Chief Excess Casualty Officer in Dublin. Reporting to Bob Shine, acting head of Global Excess Casualty, Mr. Lyons assumes the position recently held by Donnacha Smyth who left the company. According to Jason Harris, XL Catlin’s Chief Executive for Global Casualty, “XL Catlin emerged out of a need for quality excess liability insurance, at a time when some of North America’s largest corporations could not get the liability insurance they needed to operate. New and emerging risks and litigation concerns continue to drive the need for tailored excess liability insurance. We’re meeting businesses’ excess casualty needs with top industry talent like Colm, whose leadership, industry knowledge and underwriting performance earned today’s promotion.” “As our Excess Casualty business grows so do the opportunities for our talented team of underwriters,” added Mr. Shine. “Colm’s dedication to the excess casualty market as well as impressive tenure at XL Catlin assures that our brokers and clients will continue to see the same flexibility and service commitment that they’ve grown accustomed to receiving from us.” Mr. Lyons joined XL Catlin in 2007 as an excess casualty underwriter before being promoted to his most recent senior underwriter position in 2010. A graduate of XL Catlin’s Emerging Leaders program, Mr. Lyons brings more than a decade of excess casualty insurance industry experience, also honing his underwriting and broker skills with positions at AWAC, AXIS, Marsh and Willis Re during his 16-year career. XL Catlin’s Global Excess Casualty business provides a highly skilled underwriting, claims, and risk engineering team with deep knowledge and expertise in the complex business risks plus:     • Global access points with underwriting centers in Bermuda, Dublin, Ireland, London, UK and 13 cities in North America.     • Broad product offering: Lead Umbrella, Excess, Occurrence, Claims Made, Occurrence Reported and Primary Rail and Excess.     • Vast appetite: From Upper Middle Market (UMM) to Fortune 1000 companies, providing liability limits up to $100 million About XL Catlin Insurance Operations XL Catlin insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL Catlin as their partner. To learn more, visit About XL Catlin XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s (NYSE:XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit