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Madrid, Spain – May 2, 2012 – The Insurance operations of XL Group plc (“XL”) (NYSE: XL) has announced the appointment of Joan Lanzagorta as Client & Distribution Leader for its operation in Mexico, effective mid-April.

Bruno Laval, Regional Manager Iberia & Latin America for the Insurance operations of XL (”XL Group”), commented: “I am delighted to count on Joan in the role of Client & Distribution Leader. This is a key role to provide high quality service and attention to our clients and brokers and to our goal to achieve profitable growth for our operation in Mexico. Hence this recruitment represents an important strengthening of our local team and highlights our commitment to this market.”

Joan Lanzagorta has a broad experience in the Insurance industry. Prior to joining XL Group he spent 3 years with Chubb in Mexico as Chief Underwriter. Before that he was approximately ten years as an underwriter with Allianz, having started his career as a reinsurance broker with Guy Carpenter.

Alvaro Salamanca, XL Group’s Country Manager Mexico, commented: “Joan’s underwriting experience, combined with his in-depth knowledge of the market, position him well to expand our relationships in Mexico. He will also be able to provide valuable support to our brokers as well as our local and global program clients.”

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About 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, Dublin 2, Ireland. To learn more, visit