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Endurance Appoints Philip M. Butterfield to its Board of Directors

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - December 1, 2014 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that its Board of Directors had appointed Philip M. Butterfield as a non-executive director of the Company. 

Mr. Butterfield is Chairman of the Board of HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited having served as Chief Executive Officer from February 2004 until May 2012.  Prior to this, Mr. Butterfield held the position of Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the direction and oversight globally of HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited's Operations, Systems, Human Resources, Audit, Compliance, Legal and Programme Management Office.  Mr. Butterfield joined HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited in 2000 as Chief Administration Officer. Before joining HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited, Mr. Butterfield held a number of senior positions in Private Banking, Corporate Banking, Operations and Technology, and Human Resources with Citibank, which he joined in 1972.

Mr. Butterfield is also Chairman of the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust, a member of the Steering Committee for Bermuda First, President of Bermuda Health Foundation, Chairman of the Victor Scott School Alumni Association and a board member of the Bank of Bermuda Foundation, Johns Hopkins Medicine and the American Classical Orchestra.

John R. Charman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Endurance, commented, "I am extremely pleased to welcome Phil to our Board of Directors.  His extensive knowledge of the Bermuda business environment and years of experience leading financial services institutions will be great assets to the Endurance Board. We look forward to his insights as we continue to transform Endurance to be a larger and more relevant organization for our business partners."

About Endurance Specialty Holdings

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. is a global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. Through its operating subsidiaries, Endurance writes agriculture, casualty and other specialty, professional lines and property lines of insurance and catastrophe, property, casualty, professional lines and specialty lines of reinsurance. We maintain excellent financial strength as evidenced by the ratings of A (Excellent) from A.M. Best (XV size category) and A (Strong) from Standard and Poor's on our principal operating subsidiaries.  Endurance's headquarters are located at Waterloo House, 100 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda and its mailing address is Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., Suite No. 784, No. 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda.  For more information about Endurance, please visit www.endurance.bm.

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