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Hamilton, Bermuda – October 19, 2011 - XL Group plc (“XL”) (NYSE: XL) today announced its sponsorship of the Financial Times’ new ‘The Future of the Company’ series, a six-month long digital initiative focused on the changing trends in global business and how those trends impact companies’ operations. The coverage will include news, analysis and commentary by XL and the Financial Times as well as panel interviews with key business leaders.Mike McGavick, Chief Executive Officer of XL, said: “XL is dedicated to understanding shifting business dynamics and helping our clients thrive in increasingly complex and changing environments. ‘The Future of the Company’ platform will allow us to offer insights and commentary on these essential topics to a global and diverse audience and feature insights from XL experts. We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this important conversation with the Financial Times.”Ben Hughes, Global Commercial Director and Deputy Chief Executive of the Financial Times, said: “We are delighted to be launching the new online series ‘The Future of the Company’ with the support of XL in its anniversary year”.The new franchise will be presented in two parts. Part one of the series will include an introductory discussion on broad issues that affect the future of a company, moderated by and featuring selected Financial Times contributors, and an analysis of how companies can best position themselves to remain competitive in their fields.The content in part one will also include articles by some of XL’s risk management experts on the impact of global construction in the next decade, and how companies and insurers can embrace and protect sustainable development. To view the first series of articles click on “The Future of the Company”.Part two of ‘The Future of the Company’ series will focus on the critical importance of talent and technology in the success of companies, and will include additional features developed by XL.As part of its commitment to advancing progress in an ever changing and increasingly complex global business environment, XL recently unveiled a global rebranding and “Make Your World Go” advertising campaign. A brief video discussing how this brand captures the innovative power and philosophy of XL can be viewed at: 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