AXIS Capital Holdings Limited ("AXIS Capital") (NYSE:AXS) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per common share. The common dividend will be payable on July 15, 2016 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2016.

In addition, the Board declared a dividend of $0.429688 per Series C 6.875% Preferred Share and a dividend of $0.34375 per Series D 5.50% Preferred Share. The Series C Preferred Share dividend is payable on July 15, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2016. The Series D Preferred Share dividend is payable on September 1, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15, 2016.

About AXIS Capital

AXIS Capital is a Bermuda-based global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance with shareholders' equity at March 31, 2016 of $6.0 billion and locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore, Middle East, Canada and Latin America. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of "A+" ("Strong") by Standard & Poor's and "A+" ("Superior") by A.M. Best. For more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at  www.axiscapital.com.

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