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XL Group has further strengthened its Marine team with the appointment of Bert Nelen as Chief Underwriting Officer, Europe and Rod O’Malley who has been appointed as Senior Class Underwriter, Cargo.Commenting on the appointments Lee Meyrick, Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Marine and Offshore Energy said: “The first quarter of this year has seen us make some senior appointments to our global marine team and more appointments are to follow.”“This is all about getting the right people in the right places. And the appointments of Bert and Rod are part of the realization of this focus. I am confident that they both have the credentials to contribute to the continued development of our global marine business.”Mr. Nelen joins XL Group from Amlin Europe, where he was Executive Vice President Marine. Over his 30 year market career, Mr. Nelen has built a reputation for his expertise across the European market. He has worked for ACE European Group Ltd, Cigna Insurance Company and Marsh Antwerp.Rod O’Malley joins XL Group from Zurich Insurance Company where he held the position of Head of Marine UK. He has significant market experience having also worked for Allianz Global Corporate Specialty, AIG and Amlin. This experience combined with strong client and broker relationships, positions Mr. O’Malley well to deliver the development of XL Group’s London Market Cargo portfolio.About XL Group plc’s Insurance OperationsXL Group plc’s insurance companies offer 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 (NYSE:XL), 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. To learn more, visit www.xlgroup.comXL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries.