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Endurance Welcomes Stuart Pattison to Lead U.S. Law Firm Insurance Unit

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - August 14, 2013 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that Stuart Pattison has joined Endurance to lead the company's U.S. Law Firm practice. This specialty team will offer both primary and excess liability coverage to mid-size to large law firms, operating within the EndurancePro business unit headed by Mr. Daniel Wadley, Executive Vice President. Over his 40 year career, Mr. Pattison has held senior management roles both on the underwriting and broking sides of the business. 

Mr. Jack Kuhn, Chief Executive Officer of Global Insurance commented, "We are excited to have a professional with Stuart's background, credentials and profile leading our efforts in this niche market. By hiring seasoned insurance leaders to serve targeted industry sectors such as law firms, we believe that we can better serve our clients, providing them with appropriate liability coverage as well as risk management resources."

Mr. Pattison joins Endurance from CNA Insurance where, from 2000 to 2013, he served as both an underwriter and as the leader of CNA's large law firm group. Mr. Pattison started his career in 1973 at J.H. Minet (Canada) Limited, where he was a broker for major law firms as well as other professional firms. At Minet and its successor firm Aon, Mr. Pattison was practice leader of the Professional Services Group, the largest broker in the U.S. for this class of business. As such, he was involved in the creation and operation of a number of captive insurance companies which to this day insure major New York and California law firms. Mr. Pattison is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has been a regular speaker at seminars sponsored by brokers, industry groups, the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) as well as the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).  

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 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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