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AXIS Names Linda Ventresca Chief Strategy Officer


Ventresca Will Guide Development of Company's Strategic Priorities
While Continuing to Lead its Enterprise-Wide Transformation Program

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited ("AXIS Capital") (NYSE:AXS), today
announced that Linda Ventresca has been appointed to the newly created
position of Chief Strategy Officer. Reporting directly to President and
CEO Albert Benchimol, Ms. Ventresca will be responsible for guiding the
development of the Company's strategic priorities and for driving the
delivery of those priorities across the organization. She will continue
to serve on the Company's Executive Committee.

Ms. Ventresca, who previously served as Chief Transformation Officer,
will continue to lead the Company's enterprise-wide transformation
program, positioning AXIS to capitalize on the changes reshaping the
insurance marketplace. Additionally, AXIS' Corporate Development and
Corporate Communications teams will continue to report in to her.

"Linda is a respected leader, trusted advisor and the perfect person to
serve as our first Chief Strategy Officer. She's been with AXIS since
nearly the beginning and has an expansive understanding of our business
and the forces that our transforming the insurance industry," said Mr.
Benchimol. "In addition to working with me to help shape our corporate
strategy, Linda will serve as a partner to our Insurance and Reinsurance
businesses and will help ensure there is direct alignment between our
corporate strategies and the individual strategies that are being driven
within our segments."

During her more than 15 years at AXIS, Ms. Ventresca has held numerous
leadership roles within the organization, including Head of Corporate
Development and Head of Investor Relations. Prior to joining AXIS, Ms.
Ventresca was an investment associate at MMC Capital Inc., where she
worked extensively with AXIS as a portfolio company of the Trident II
fund. Previously, she had been a member of the Financial Institutions
Investment Banking Groups at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and UBS
Securities LLC. Ms. Ventresca holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business
School and a B.S.E. in Bioengineering from the University of

About AXIS Capital

AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global provider
of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance with shareholders'
equity at June 30, 2018, of $5.3 billion and locations in Bermuda, the
United States, Europe, Singapore, Middle East, Canada and Latin America.
Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of "A+"
("Strong") by Standard & Poor's and "A+" ("Superior") by A.M. Best. For
more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at

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