PEMBROKE, Bermuda - August 5, 2014 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that Mr. Adrian Poxon has joined the company this week to launch a global marine and energy reinsurance business. Mr. Poxon has more than twenty-five years of experience in the marine and offshore markets and has held senior roles at insurers, reinsurers and brokers. As Global Head of Marine & Energy, Mr. Poxon reports to Peter Mills, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Specialty Reinsurance and is joined by Reinier Jansen, Deputy Head of Marine & Energy and two Senior Underwriters, Matthias Wisotzki and Stephan Schrecke. The team is located in Endurance's Zurich office. Mr. Mills commented, "With almost a century of collective insurance industry experience among them and a stellar reputation within the marine and energy market, I am very pleased that Endurance has recruited an underwriting team of this caliber. As we continue to add specialty capabilities, we become a more valued partner to our key brokers and cedants." Mr. Poxon joined Endurance from PartnerRe where he was Head of Marine and Offshore Energy for the past seven years. Prior to that, he held a similar role for Gerling in the U.K. for five years and was with several London market brokers and insurers earlier in his career. 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, casualty and other specialty, professional lines and property lines of insurance and catastrophe, property, casualty, professional lines, 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, 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 www.endurance.bm.