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XL Group plc’s (“XL” or the “Company”) (NYSE: XL) insurance operations today announced it has appointed David Lineham to its political risk and trade credit team.

Taking up the position of a senior underwriter in the team, Mr. Lineham brings with him a wealth of experience gained with law firm Clyde and Co, where he worked as a litigator with a focus on political risk legal matters.

More recently he joined Aspen in 2007 as an underwriter in its Financial and Political Risk team, before joining Marsh as one of the brokers’ senior team members in their Political Risk and Structured Credit practice.

Commenting on the appointment, Joe Blenkinsopp, deputy global head - Political Risk and Trade Credit at XL Group said: “This is a noteworthy hire for XL Group and is a clear signal of our confidence in the political risk and trade credit insurance market.  Demand for these products is strong as clients continue to face heightened levels of volatility across the world and across markets.

Mr. Blenkinsopp continued: “David’s underwriting expertise, his experience of developing technical products and legal knowledge further enhances our commitment to providing a market leading team, writing market leading solutions.”

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