Endurance Welcomes John A. Kuhn as Chief Executive Officer Global Insurance

PEMBROKE, Bermuda - November 19, 2012 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that John ("Jack") Kuhn will be joining the company next week as Chief Executive Officer, Global Insurance responsible for Endurance`s U.S., Bermuda and International insurance operations.

During his 26 year career in the insurance business, Mr. Kuhn has served in multiple senior underwriting and management roles and he has built and led successful specialty insurance operations in the U.S. and internationally. He will be based in Endurance`s Bermuda office, where his appointment is subject to approval by the Bermuda Department of Immigration.

David Cash, Chief Executive Officer of Endurance, commented, "Jack is a talented and respected insurance leader with a demonstrated ability to build great specialty businesses.  He brings important experience and perspective to Endurance`s leadership team and we all look forward to working with Jack to grow Endurance`s insurance business into an industry leader."

Mr. Kuhn added, "I am very excited to join Endurance and its leadership team and look forward to working with the many talented professionals at the company as we work to grow Endurance`s insurance business together with our business partners."

Mr. Kuhn joins Endurance from Axis Capital where his most recent role was Chief Underwriting Officer, Axis Insurance, responsible for the worldwide insurance operations and, prior to that, Chief Executive Officer, North American Division, Axis Insurance.  He joined Axis Capital in 2003 when the company acquired Kemper Insurance`s Financial Insurance Solutions business which Mr. Kuhn had built as President of that business unit. Mr. Kuhn started his insurance career at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, where he assumed increasing responsibility, culminating in the role of Chief Underwriting Officer for Chubb/Executive Protection.  Mr. Kuhn holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University.

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, casualty, healthcare liability, agriculture, professional lines and surety and other specialty lines of insurance and property, catastrophe, casualty, aerospace and marine, and surety 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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