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Endurance Announces Michael Fokken as Head of International Professional Liability Reinsurance

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - February 4, 2015 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that Michael Fokken will assume the newly created role of Head of International Professional Liability Reinsurance, relocating to Endurance's London office, subject to appropriate immigration approval.

In addition to these new responsibilities Mr. Fokken will maintain a collaborative role on U.S. professional/medical malpractice and environmental business with colleagues in the New York office.  Mr. Fokken joined Endurance in October 2013 as EVP Professional Lines with over 30 years of risk management and underwriting experience.

Christopher Donelan, President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Endurance Re U.S. commented, "As a recognized leader with international experience in the professional liability market, Mike's presence in London will enable us to further expand our network in that market and strengthen our relationships with local clients. Working across our London, Zurich and New York based platforms, we can now offer our clients more globally integrated professional liability support."

Mr. Fokken joined Endurance from Axis Re where, during his ten year tenure, he was instrumental in establishing the professional liability reinsurance team and business.  Prior to Axis Re, Mike held Special Casualty & Home Office underwriting roles at Transatlantic Re and Swiss Re. Mike spent the first 15 years of his career in Environmental and Construction Risk Management consulting.

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, professional lines, property, and casualty and other specialty 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

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