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To address the property insurance needs of industrial and commercials properties in Atlanta and the surrounding region, XL Group has appointed Mike Smith as the new Southeast Regional Underwriting Leader in its North America Property insurance business. Based in Atlanta, Mr. Smith reports to Senior Vice President and Head of North America General Property Wade Pitman. According to Michele Sansone, president of XL Group’s North America Property, “Our North America Property underwriters, risk engineers and claims specialists have built a strong reputation for developing effective property protection programs for highly protected industrial and commercial properties. In welcoming experienced industry talent like Mike, we add more bench strength to address our clients’ most complex property risks.” “Mike’s familiarity with the southeast regional industry coupled with his proven success in addressing complex property risks positions us well for continued profitable growth throughout the region,” Mr. Pitman added. Mr. Smith returns to Atlanta after working in San Francisco as AIG’s Regional Underwriting Manager for the Northwest where he addressed the insurance and loss prevention needs of large, complex commercial properties. Prior to his most recent position, Mr. Smith spent nearly two decades in Atlanta with AIG and Industrial Risk Insurers, honing his extensive knowledge and understanding of underwriting and loss prevention for the commercial property marketplace with a focus on large complex property programs. He is a graduate of Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. North America Property business meets the global and domestic property insurance needs for a wide variety of commercial businesses and industries. Coverages include Equipment Breakdown, General Property and Property for energy companies, delivered by a dedicated team of underwriters, risk engineers and property claims managers who specialize in addressing large, complex property risks. About XL Group plc’s Insurance Operations XL 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 About XL Group plc XL 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 XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries.