Mr. O'Hara also noted, however, that the terrible investment markets impacted XL's insurance and investment affiliates resulting in a slight negative variance in operating earnings when compared to analysts' consensus estimates.
The conference is being simultaneously webcast at http://www.bermudaangle.com. A replay of the conference will be available at the Bermuda Angle website until October 31, 2002. It may also be accessed through the XL website at http://www.xlgroup.com where it will be archived for 30 days following the conference.
The Company currently plans to release its third quarter earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 and hold a conference call and webcast on Thursday, October 31st 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. This webcast will be accessible via XL's website at http://www.xlgroup.com.
XL Capital Ltd, through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of insurance and reinsurance coverages and financial products to industrial, commercial, and professional service firms, insurance companies, and other enterprises on a worldwide basis. As of June 30, 2002, XL Capital Ltd had consolidated assets of approximately $31.2 billion and consolidated shareholders' equity of approximately $5.4 billion. More information about XL Capital Ltd is available at http://www.xlgroup.com.
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