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XL Insurance hires new London aviation team members

LONDON, UK May 14, 2009 - XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Capital Ltd (NYSE: XL), today announced the hiring of three additional underwriters for its London-based aviation business. The London team will be headed by Simon Murray as Regional Manager – Aviation. He will be joined by Class Underwriters James Owen and Andrew Innes. All three join XL Insurance from Catlin.
Simon Murray has over 20 years' underwriting experience in the London insurance market, most recently as senior aviation underwriter. James Owen has been working in the aviation insurance industry for 15 years and Andrew Innes has 14 years' experience. Simon Murray will report to Christopher O'Gwen, Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Aerospace.
Christopher O'Gwen commented: “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon, James and Andrew to XL Insurance’s London aviation team, further strengthening our established reputation for service and underwriting, including the most complex aviation risks. Each underwriter brings with him a wealth of aviation insurance expertise, particularly in the Lloyd’s of London market.”
Dave Duclos, CEO of XL Insurance, added: “The appointment of such experienced underwriters in London shows XL Insurance’s clear commitment to a global aviation operation. With aerospace underwriters in New York, London, Toronto and Munich we remain focused on offering high-quality products and services to our local as well as global clients.”
XL Insurance’s global aerospace operations provide a broad spectrum of coverage for international and regional airlines, products manufacturers, and for aircraft operators and service providers around the world.
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