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NEW YORK, October 24, 2011 – The Insurance segment of XL Group plc (“XL”) (NYSE: XL) today announced three new inland marine underwriting appointments. Tasked with expanding XL’s inland marine coverage and building its marine insurance business, XL’s new underwriting managers, all based in Hartford, include Anne Marie Elder as Senior Vice President, Inland Marine, Virginia Cameron as Senior Vice President, Marine, and Alexander McGinley as Vice President, Marine Underwriting.“With this expansion, our clients can also expect expanded marine insurance offerings, particularly our inland marine coverage. We’re intent on creating market-leading products to accommodate their changing marine risks and insurance needs,” according to Richard DeSimone, President of XL’s US Ocean and Inland Marine unit.“We’re pleased to pull together such an experienced and talented team to make it happen,” said Mr. DeSimone. “Each has a strong reputation among their fellow underwriters and brokers and together, I know they will be an innovative, productive team that will prove to be a valuable resource for our clients and brokers.”Ms Elder joins XL from The Hartford where she was Assistant Vice President of Marine Strategy, Operations & Underwriting. She was responsible for the development and execution of strategic and tactical initiatives to drive growth and profit within the Marine Segment. In addition to her underwriting mangagement tenure with The Hartford, she honed more than 20 years of marine underwriting experience in various underwriting management positions with Atlantic Mutual and the Marine Office of America Corp. (MOAC). She is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York.Bringing more than 25 years of insurance industry experience to XL, Ms. Cameron joins from Travelers Ocean Marine Division, where she served as Chief Underwriting Officer, responsible for underwriting, product management, strategy, and training. During her tenure with Travelers Marine Division and its predecessor entity, Atlantic Mutual Marine Division, Ms. Cameron held numerous underwriting and regional management positions, managing books of business that ranged from cargo to brownwater hull and liability. She graduated from Cornell University.Mr. McGinley joins XL from The Hartford, where as a Marine Underwriting Officer he was responsible for underwriting insurance coverages from renewable energy, equipment dealers/rental operations, ocean cargo, and motor truck cargo industries. He is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University.About XL’s Insurance SegmentThe Insurance segment of XL Group plc offers property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit XL Group plcXL Group plc, 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 No.1 Hatch Street Upper, 4th Floor, Dublin2, Ireland. To learn more, visit