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XL Group Builds Up Excess Casualty Team On East Coast; Sharpens Focus On Target Industries

NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group has enhanced its Excess Casualty team in New York and Atlanta to accommodate its continued growth and sharpened focus on target industries – real estate, hospitality, grocers, restaurants and retail. 

In New York, XL Group adds Tiffani Ann Earwood, Susan E. Stevens and John Russomanno as Senior Underwriters.  Mary Guiney joins XL Group's Atlanta office, also as Senior Underwriter.

According to Lorraine Seib, President of XL Group's global Excess Casualty business, "We are well on our way be being one of the commercial insurance market's top three lead umbrella and excess liability markets. To keep the pace we've set for ourselves, we are pleased to add Tiffani, Susan, John and Mary to our talented team and expanded our geographic footprint in key cities like New York and Atlanta."

Ms. Earwood joins XL Group with more than a decade of profitable excess underwriting experience, most recently with Ironshore.  Ms. Stevens rejoins XL Group after pursuing other business opportunities, bringing back with her 20 years of excess underwriting and management experience, including positions with ACE and Chubb.  Mr. Russomanno joins XL Group from Traveler's excess casualty business and adds another decade of experience dedicated to providing clients with umbrella and excess casualty coverage.  Ms. Guiney adds another two decades of excess casualty underwriting experience and management experience, including positions with Kemper and AIG. 

"With more than 50 years of collective excess casualty underwriting experience, our new colleagues add significant bandwidth to accommodate our growing book of business," said Lou Forte, XL's Eastern Zone Executive, Excess Casualty.  "As we enhance our team, we also continue to enhance our coverage, particularly tailoring coverage to targeted industries that we're uniquely equipped to assist."

XL Group's Excess Casualty business' latest policy enhancements address specific needs of the real estate, grocers, hospitality, retail and restaurants industries.  Among the new enhancements that are further tailored to these industries are:

  • Supplementary coverage to address such risks as "Bodily Injury" or "Property Damage" resulting from Fungi, Molds, Spores, Bacteria, Mildew or Yeast
  • Coverage to address "Bodily Injury" or "Property Damage" resulting from Legionnaire's Disease;
  • Coverage to address risks related to pesticide, herbicide or fungicide applications;
  • Liquor Liability.

XL Group's global Excess Casualty operation includes underwriting and claims teams in Bermuda; Toronto; Dublin; New York; Exton, PA; Chicago; Kansas City, MO; Dallas; San Francisco; Boston and Atlanta.  

About XL Group plc's Insurance Operations

XL Group plc's insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com/insurance

About XL Group plc

XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world.   XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com

XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc's insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries.

SOURCE XL Group

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