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AXIS Insurance Appoints James Hamilton as Global Head of Accident & Health Insurance


AXIS Insurance, the insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings
Limited ("AXIS Capital") (NYSE:AXS), today announced that James "Jay"
Hamilton has been appointed to the newly created role of Global Head of
Accident & Health Insurance, effective immediately. In this role, Mr.
Hamilton will be responsible for leading AXIS Insurance's Accident &
Health business in both the U.S. and international markets. Mr. Hamilton
will report directly to AXIS Insurance CEO Peter Wilson and will be
based in Chicago.

"Jay has built a strong reputation within the Accident & Health
insurance market and is a trusted partner to many of our most strategic
A&H brokers and clients," said Mr. Wilson. "His appointment to Global
Head of A&H Insurance reaffirms our commitment to ensuring we remain a
valued partner to our clients and brokers in the Accident & Health
insurance market. We look forward to the leadership contributions Jay
will make in this new role."

A 30-year insurance industry leader, Mr. Hamilton joined AXIS in 2010.
He served for eight years as Executive Vice President and CEO, North
America Insurance, for the Company's Accident & Health business unit.
Prior to joining AXIS, he spent 10 years at Chubb, where he was
responsible for the firm's North American Accident & Health business. He
was previously Vice President of CNA's Group Accident Insurance and
Reinsurance product lines in the U.S. and Canada.

AXIS Insurance's Accident & Health business provides a broad portfolio
of accident, specialty health and travel-related insurance solutions.

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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