These financial reporting changes will take effect beginning with the Company's first quarter 2005 results, which will be released on April 26, 2005. In order to facilitate comparability to historical results, the Company has republished its fourth quarter 2004 financial supplement, re-presented to reflect these changes. In addition, the Company has published an accompanying slide presentation that outlines each of these changes, along with the impact of these changes on XL's 2005 earnings guidance. Both of these documents are available at the Investor Relations section of XL Capital Ltd's website at www.xlgroup.com.
XL Capital Ltd, through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of insurance and reinsurance coverages and financial products and services to industrial, commercial and professional service firms, insurance companies, and other enterprises on a worldwide basis. As of December 31, 2004, XL Capital Ltd had consolidated assets of approximately $49.0 billion and consolidated shareholders' equity of approximately $7.7 billion. More information about XL Capital Ltd is available at www.xlgroup.com.