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Transatlantic Receives Letter From National Indemnity Reinstating $52 Per Share All-Cash Proposal To Acquire The Company

Additional Information About the Validus Exchange Offer

This communication is neither an offer to purchase nor the solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. In response to the exchange offer commenced by Validus, Transatlantic has filed a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC.   Investors and security holders are urged to read the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 because it contains important information about the Validus Exchange Offer. All documents, when filed, will be available free of charge at the SEC's website ( www.sec.gov). You may also obtain these documents by contacting Transatlantic's Investor Relations department at Transatlantic Holdings, Inc., 80 Pine Street, New York, New York 10005, or via e-mail at investor_relations@transre.com.

Additional Information about the Validus Consent Solicitation

On September 14, 2011, Validus filed a preliminary consent solicitation statement with the SEC relating to Validus' proposals to, among other things, remove all of Transatlantic's directors and nominate three new directors to the Transatlantic board of directors.  Transatlantic will file with the SEC a consent revocation statement (the "Statement") in connection with Validus' solicitation of written consents.   Investors and security holders are urged to read the Statement and other documents, when they become available, as they will contain important information.  All documents, including the Statement, when filed, will be available free of charge at the SEC's website ( www.sec.gov).  You may also obtain these documents by contacting Transatlantic's Investor Relations department at Transatlantic Holdings, Inc., 80 Pine Street, New York, New York 10005, or via e-mail at investor_relations@transre.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

Transatlantic, its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in a solicitation of Transatlantic's stockholders in connection with the Validus consent solicitation.  Information about Transatlantic's directors and executive officers is available in Transatlantic's proxy statement dated April 8, 2011 for its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.  Additional information regarding the participants in the solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, to the extent applicable, will be contained in the Statement.

Contacts:

Investors:

Thomas V. CholnokyTransatlantic Holdings, Inc.Senior Vice President, Investor Relations1-212-365-2292 investor_relations@transre.com

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