XL Group Recruits Matthew Huels to Lead Surplus Lines' General Liability Coverages

CHICAGO, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group plc's (NYSE: XL) Surplus Lines team continues to grow with the addition of Matthew Huels who joins as vice president and general liability line of business head.  He is based in Chicago and reports to Roxanne Mitchell, President of XL Group's Surplus Lines business.

"To successfully serve hard-to-place risks that rely on the Surplus Lines market, you need intuitive, seasoned underwriters.  That's why we're pleased to attract the underwriting talent that we do," noted Roxanne. "Matt has an impressive track record for addressing tough industry risks and doing it while building strong and profitable books of business. We are looking forward to seeing Matt put his experience and underwriting skills to work for our clients who rely on XL Group for strong general liability coverage."

"Over the last 18 months, we've expanded our team and product lines to offer our clients more comprehensive service and coverage," said Roxanne.  "All this effort and teambuilding has put us in a strong position at a very opportune time in the market. More businesses are looking to the Surplus Lines market to address their unusual or more difficult risk management concerns and XL has the products and underwriting resources to do it right."

Matt joins XL Group from CoverX Specialty in Chicago where he served as vice president and Midwest primary casualty manager and built a book of general liability business through his strong relationships with wholesale brokers.  His underwriting career also includes tenure with ACE Westchester Specialty Group and Kemper Insurance.  His decade in the insurance industry has focused on delivering insurance for such risks as trade contractors, general contractors and manufacturing companies.  Matt is a graduate of Millikin University, Decatur IL. 

About XL'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 http://www.xlgroup.com\insurance

XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc's insurance subsidiaries.

About XL Group plc

XL 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 www.xlgroup.com

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