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Endurance Appoints Steven Dresner as Executive Vice President, Global Insurance Distribution

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - March 14, 2013 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that Steven Dresner has been appointed to the role of Executive Vice President, Global Insurance Distribution. In this newly created role reporting to Jack Kuhn, CEO Global Insurance, Mr. Dresner will work with Endurance's U.S., Bermuda and international insurance teams to further develop the company's wholesale and retail distribution network. Mr. Dresner has 30 years of underwriting experience and has held senior insurance and reinsurance roles with responsibility for property, casualty and specialty products since joining Endurance in May 2003.

Mr. Kuhn commented, "Appointing Steve to this new role is one of several changes that we are implementing to strengthen our key business relationships and establish new partnerships aligned with additional specialty offerings. In his various underwriting and operations roles at Endurance, Steve has consistently excelled at developing collaborative ties with our distribution partners and those connections have been critical to our success."

Since joining Endurance in May 2003 in conjunction with a renewal rights transaction deal with HartRe, Mr. Dresner has held a number of underwriting leadership roles, most recently as Head of Brokerage Operations for Endurance Specialty Underwriters. Before joining Endurance, Mr. Dresner served as Vice President and Casualty Practice Leader at HartRe responsible for all casualty lines for treaty and facultative business including professional liability. Prior to that, Mr. Dresner spent 17 years at GeneralCologne Re in management roles within their Casualty Facultative business unit.  At both HartRe and GeneralCologne Re, he focused on the Excess and Surplus Lines marketplace. Mr. Dresner began his insurance career at the Home Insurance Company. A graduate of Clark University, Mr. Dresner holds both a BA in Economics and an MBA.

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. is a global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. Through its operating subsidiaries, Endurance writes property, agriculture, professional lines, and casualty and other specialty lines of insurance and property, catastrophe, casualty, and other 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 Wellesley House, 90 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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