PEMBROKE, Bermuda - February 4, 2014 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that Brian W. Goshen will join Endurance later this month as Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Goshen joins Endurance with almost 30 years of experience as a Human Resources professional in the financial services industry, most recently as Chief Administrative Officer at AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (AXIS). In his new role, he will have global responsibility for all human resource activities at Endurance, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Charman. Mr. Goshen will be based in Endurance's Atlanta office. Mr. Charman commented, "Attracting and retaining the best and brightest professionals in the industry is critical as we strengthen Endurance's franchise through expanded product diversity and exceptional client service. I am pleased to welcome Brian to Endurance. His experience in the insurance industry and expertise across all human resources operations will no doubt be invaluable as we build on the strengths of our talented staff." Mr. Goshen added, "I am very excited to join Endurance and the leadership team at a critical point in the company's development. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to their ambitious growth plans and to guide further development and investment in Endurance's people to support their future success." Mr. Goshen joined AXIS in January 2006 as Chief Human Resources Officer and was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer in 2010. Before joining AXIS, he served as Vice President of Human Resources at Fifth Third Bank. Prior to that, he was with Marsh, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, for eight years where, as Managing Director, he served as regional head of Human Resources for their North America and Asia-Pacific operations. Mr. Goshen's career also includes Human Resources positions with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), Goldman Sachs and the U.S. Army. Mr. Goshen holds a B.S. in Management and Organization from Central Washington University. 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 www.endurance.bm.