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XL Catlin’s Global Excess Casualty business is growing in the US, establishing an underwriting operation in Los Angeles and expanding in Chicago and New York. According to Lorraine Seib, President of XL Catlin’s Global Excess Casualty insurance business, “Our Excess Casualty business continues to enjoy deep relationships with broker and insured clients, and as a result, our book of business continues to grow. Our strong working relationships and profitable growth would not be possible without our strongest asset – a talented team that brings a high level of technical expertise, credible experience, collaboration, innovation, and our passion for client advocacy. And we’re excited to see our team grow.” “We stay involved with each client to be sure they get the highest level of service and that claims are handled professionally,” explained Ron Pardo, Chief Casualty Officer for XL Catlin’s Excess Casualty team in North America. “To continue to deliver exceptional service and provide the best-in-front staff and resources that help our clients address their excess and umbrella coverage needs, we’re pleased to welcome top industry talent like Mark, Jane and Julie to our team.” Mark Smith joins XL Catlin as underwriting manager to establish an Excess Casualty underwriting center in Los Angeles. Most recently, he served as regional excess casualty underwriting manager for Starr Indemnity. His insurance career also includes underwriting positions in the US and UK and wholesale and retail brokering experience in Bermuda and the US, respectively. In Chicago, XL Catlin’s Excess Casualty team welcomes Jane Chaloupka as Senior Underwriter. Ms. Chaloupka joins from Great American Insurance Company, serving most recently as senior underwriter in its excess casualty division. She brings more than 20 years of excess, primary and reinsurance underwriting experience honed from positions at Liberty International Underwriters, Everest Reinsurance, and other insurance carriers. In New York, Julie Fields has joined as an excess casualty senior underwriter to help support XL Catlin’s growth throughout the eastern US. Ms. Fields most recently served as a strategy analyst in XL Catlin’s North America Property & Casualty division before returning to an underwriting position. She has more than a decade of underwriting experience including seven years working with XL Catlin. In addition to a highly skilled underwriting, claims, and risk engineering team with deep knowledge and expertise in the complex business risks, XL Catlin’s Global Excess Casualty also provides: • 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 the XL Catlin Insurance Operations The 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