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London – 29 September 2011 - XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), today announced the strengthening of its International Property lines with the appointment of Philip Sexton as International P&C Onshore Energy and General Property Manager for the UK, Ireland and Nordic region.Many of today’s large global organisations have complex business models in operations around the world. They need innovative packaged solutions which efficiently cover complex risk. As a leading global insurer, XL Insurance continues to develop new products and services which meet our global client needs. This appointment coincides with a significant expansion of our International Property offering across the globe to ensure that we continue to drive strategic growth through innovative global solutions.Matthias Horntrich commented: “We are delighted to welcome Philip to XL Insurance. His vast experience and industry knowledge will strengthen our ability and reach in the marketplace. This appointment demonstrates our commitment to growth opportunities in this area and enables us to provide a strong underwriting presence in onshore energy and international property – two of our priority growth areas.”Mr Sexton joins from Torus Insurance plc where he was the Head of UK & European General Property incorporating onshore energy. Prior to this he was Global Head of Onshore Energy. Mr Sexton will be based in XL Insurance’s London office reporting into Matthias Horntrich, Chief Underwriting Officer, International Property.About XL Insurance:"XL Insurance" is the global brand used by member insurers of XL Group plc (NYSE: XL). More information about XL Insurance is available at XL was formed in 1986 in response to the unmet risk management needs of 68 of the world's largest companies. This year, as XL celebrates its 25th anniversary, it remains the company clients look to for innovative insurance and reinsurance solutions for their most complex risks.