Edward H. Ellis, Jr. Joins HCC Board

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.

    HOUSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen L. Way, Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   HCC) is pleased to
 announce that Edward H. Ellis, Jr. has joined its Board of Directors.
     Mr. Ellis has been the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
 Officer since October, 1997.  He was previously a partner from November 1988
 to September 1997, in the insurance practice of the international accounting
 firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
     Mr. Way said, "We are very pleased to have Mr. Ellis join the Board of
 Directors, to avail ourselves of his considerable experience and in
 recognition of the contribution that he continues to make to our company."
     HCC is an international insurance holding company whose shares are traded
 on the NYSE (symbol: HCC) with a market capitalization of over $1.5 billion.
 HCC is rated AA (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor's and A+ (Superior) by A. M.
 Best Company.
     For more information, visit our website at www.hcch.com.
 
 

SOURCE HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
    HOUSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen L. Way, Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   HCC) is pleased to
 announce that Edward H. Ellis, Jr. has joined its Board of Directors.
     Mr. Ellis has been the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
 Officer since October, 1997.  He was previously a partner from November 1988
 to September 1997, in the insurance practice of the international accounting
 firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
     Mr. Way said, "We are very pleased to have Mr. Ellis join the Board of
 Directors, to avail ourselves of his considerable experience and in
 recognition of the contribution that he continues to make to our company."
     HCC is an international insurance holding company whose shares are traded
 on the NYSE (symbol: HCC) with a market capitalization of over $1.5 billion.
 HCC is rated AA (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor's and A+ (Superior) by A. M.
 Best Company.
     For more information, visit our website at www.hcch.com.
 
 SOURCE  HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.