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Endurance Appoints Joan deLemps as Chief Risk Officer


PEMBROKE, Bermuda - July 23, 2013 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that Joan deLemps will assume the role of Chief Risk Officer, continuing to report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Charman. In her new role, Ms. deLemps will have oversight for Corporate Underwriting, Corporate Actuarial, Risk Management and Ceded Reinsurance. An accomplished underwriting executive, Ms. deLemps has more than 35 years' experience in both insurance and reinsurance underwriting management roles. Most recently she was Endurance's Chief Underwriting Officer, a role held since March 2010.

Mr. Charman commented, "As we transform Endurance's global insurance and reinsurance footprints and their specialty product offerings, it is critically important that our enterprise risk management capabilities are at the highest and most responsive levels. To that end I have no doubt that Joan, with her broad market leading experience, management capability and insightful guidance and oversight, will achieve that goal. I very much look forward to working closely with Joan and her new team.

Ms. deLemps joined Endurance in May 2003 and served as Chief Casualty Officer for Endurance's Worldwide Reinsurance Operation from February 2007 to March 2010.  Prior to joining Endurance, Ms. deLemps held various senior underwriting and management positions in the facultative, treaty and finite risk areas. She began her career at Aetna Casualty & Surety prior to joining Swiss Reinsurance and subsequently Gerling Global Financial Products Inc.

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

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