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XL Group plc (“XL”) (NYSE: XL) today announced that it plans to hold itsninth Global Day of Giving on Friday, May 9, 2014. The company-wide employeevolunteer day is dedicated to supporting the communities in which XL operates.


Since the inception of Global Day of Giving in 2006, when XL celebratedits 20th anniversary, XL employees have performed more than 150,000hours of community service through hundreds of charitable projects in variouslocations worldwide.


XL’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike McGavick, said: “Every year we at XLlook forward to rolling up our sleeves and working side by side with non-profitorganizations dedicated to addressing societal issues.  Our Global Day of Giving is a special timefor us to directly connect with numerous charities and make a tangibledifference in the communities in which we live and work.” 


During this year’s Global Day of Giving more than 175 projects have beenscheduled in more than 50 locations around the world to address issues such as:


Homelessness/Hunger: Preparing meals for the needy (Bermuda, Singapore,Switzerland and USA); gardening and clean-up of a women’s shelter (Canada);organizing clothing and household donations (Bermuda, Spain and USA); games andactivities with children in state care (Argentina); and gardening andmaintenance for a home for young women suffering from clinical disorders (USA).


Education/Youth Development:Painting, dancing and games with children rescuedfrom child trafficking (India); arts and literacy activities with children fromlow-income areas (USA); employability and business workshops for young people(Ireland, USA and France); preparing learning kits to help children mastermathematics (Bermuda); making rag dolls while teaching children about basichuman rights with UNICEF (France).


Senior Care: Preparing the gardens of a nursing home (Austria)and socializing with seniors (Germany and India).


Environment and Animals: Gardening at an urban roof-top teaching farm, whichhelps to educate youth about nutrition and the environment, and expanding theproduction garden at a 200 year old working farm (USA); Preparing YMCA Campfacilities (Australia); conservation and forest management (Netherlands);preserving historic sites (Bermuda); gardening and planting at a heritage site ofherbal medicine (China); supporting animal shelters (Mexico, USA, UK);beautifying public parks and beaches (Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA). 

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