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LANCASHIRE HOLDINGS LIMITED

23 February 2012
London, UK

Exposure to Costa Concordia

Lancashire Holdings Limited ("the Company") today announces that based on an
industry loss of $850 million, Lancashire's exposure to the January 2012 Costa
Concordia cruise ship loss is estimated to be approximately $35 million net of
reinsurance and reinstatement premiums. Due to the preliminary nature of
reports and estimates of loss to date, Lancashire's actual loss from this event
may vary materially from this estimate. As the investigation of the loss
continues, the Company will provide further updates as necessary.

As previously advised the Company will hold an analyst and investor call at
1:00pm UK time / 8:00am EST today Thursday 23 February 2012. Full details are
posted on the Company's website at www.lancashiregroup.com

For further information, please contact:

Lancashire Holdings Limited +44 (0)20 7264 4038
Greg Lunn greg.lunn@lancashiregroup.com


Jonny Creagh-Coen +44 (0)20 7264 4066
jonny.creagh-coen@lancashiregroup.com

Haggie Financial +44 (0)20 7417 8989
Peter Rigby (Peter Rigby mobile 07803851426)

About Lancashire

Lancashire, through its UK and Bermuda-based insurance subsidiaries, is a
global provider of specialty insurance products. The Group companies carry the
following ratings:

Financial Long Term Issuer Outlook
Strength
Rating (2)
Rating (1)

A.M. Best A bbb Stable

Standard & Poor's A- BBB Stable

Moody's A3 Baa2 Stable

(1)Financial Strength Rating applies to Lancashire Insurance Company Limited
and Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Limited

(2) Long Term Issuer Rating applies to Lancashire Holdings Limited

Lancashire has capital in excess of $1 billion and its Common Shares trade on
the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol LRE.
Lancashire has its corporate headquarters and mailing address at Level 11,
Vitro, 60 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4AD, United Kingdom and its registered
office at Power House, 7 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda.

For more information on Lancashire, visit the Company's website at
www.lancashiregroup.com

Lancashire Insurance Company Limited is regulated by the Bermuda Monetary
Authority in Bermuda.

Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Limited is regulated by the Financial
Services Authority in the UK.

NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:

CERTAIN STATEMENTS AND INDICATIVE PROJECTIONS (WHICH MAY INCLUDE MODELED LOSS
SCENARIOS) MADE IN THIS RELEASE OR OTHERWISE THAT ARE NOT BASED ON CURRENT OR
HISTORICAL FACTS ARE FORWARD-LOOKING IN NATURE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION,
STATEMENTS CONTAINING THE WORDS 'BELIEVES', 'ANTICIPATES', 'PLANS', 'PROJECTS',
'FORECASTS', 'GUIDANCE', 'INTENDS', 'EXPECTS', 'ESTIMATES', 'PREDICTS', 'MAY',
'CAN', 'WILL', 'SEEKS', 'SHOULD', OR, IN EACH CASE, THEIR NEGATIVE OR
COMPARABLE TERMINOLOGY. ALL STATEMENTS OTHER THAN STATEMENTS OF HISTORICAL
FACTS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE REGARDING THE GROUP'S FINANCIAL
POSITION, RESULTS OF OPERATIONS, LIQUIDITY, PROSPECTS, GROWTH, CAPITAL
MANAGEMENT PLANS, BUSINESS STRATEGY, PLANS AND OBJECTIVES OF MANAGEMENT FOR
FUTURE OPERATIONS (INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND OBJECTIVES RELATING TO THE
GROUP'S INSURANCE BUSINESS) ARE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. SUCH
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE GROUP TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM FUTURE RESULTS,
PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY SUCH FORWARD-LOOKING
STATEMENTS.

THESE FACTORS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: THE NUMBER AND TYPE OF INSURANCE
AND REINSURANCE CONTRACTS THAT WE WRITE; THE PREMIUM RATES AVAILABLE AT THE
TIME OF SUCH RENEWALS WITHIN OUR TARGETED BUSINESS LINES; THE LOW FREQUENCY OF
LARGE EVENTS; UNUSUAL LOSS FREQUENCY; THE IMPACT THAT OUR FUTURE OPERATING
RESULTS, CAPITAL POSITION AND RATING AGENCY AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS HAVE ON
THE EXECUTION OF ANY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES; THE POSSIBILITY OF GREATER
FREQUENCY OR SEVERITY OF CLAIMS AND LOSS ACTIVITY THAN OUR UNDERWRITING,
RESERVING OR INVESTMENT PRACTICES HAVE ANTICIPATED; THE RELIABILITY OF, AND
CHANGES IN ASSUMPTIONS TO, CATASTROPHE PRICING, ACCUMULATION AND ESTIMATED LOSS
MODELS; THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR LOSS LIMITATION METHODS; LOSS OF KEY
PERSONNEL; A DECLINE IN OUR OPERATING SUBSIDIARIES' RATING WITH A.M. BEST,
STANDARD & POOR'S, MOODY'S OR OTHER RATING AGENCIES; INCREASED COMPETITION ON
THE BASIS OF PRICING, CAPACITY, COVERAGE TERMS OR OTHER FACTORS; A CYCLICAL
DOWNTURN OF THE INDUSTRY; THE IMPACT OF A DETERIORATING CREDIT ENVIRONMENT FOR
ISSUERS OF FIXED INCOME INVESTMENTS; THE IMPACT OF SWINGS IN MARKET INTEREST
RATES AND SECURITIES PRICES; A RATING DOWNGRADE OF, OR A MARKET DECLINE IN,
SECURITIES IN OUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO; CHANGES IN GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS OR
TAX LAWS IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE LANCASHIRE CONDUCTS BUSINESS; LANCASHIRE OR ITS
BERMUDIAN SUBSIDIARY BECOMING SUBJECT TO INCOME TAXES IN THE UNITED STATES OR
THE UNITED KINGDOM; THE UK TEMPORARY PERIOD EXEMPTION UNDER THE CURRENT CFC
REGIME FAILING TO REMAIN IN FORCE FOR THE PERIOD INTENDED; THE FAILURE OF THE
UK GOVERNMENT TO BRING BEFORE PARLIAMENT LEGISLATION CONTAINING A SUITABLE NEW
CFC REGIME IN LINE WITH THE PROPOSALS OUTLINED IN THE CONSULTATION DOCUMENT;
THE OMISSION FROM THE NEW CFC REGIME OF A SUITABLE EXCLUSION (E.G. RELATING TO
LARGE RISKS WRITTEN IN THE INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE MARKET); ANY CHANGE IN UK
GOVERNMENT OR THE UK GOVERNMENT POLICY WHICH IMPACTS THE TEMPORARY PERIOD
EXEMPTION, THE ANTICIPATED TERRITORIAL BUSINESS EXEMPTION OR OTHER ASPECTS OF
THE NEW CFC REGIME; AND THE CHANGE IN TAX RESIDENCE OF LANCASHIRE NEGATIVELY
IMPACTS STAKEHOLDERS OF LANCASHIRE IN A MATERIAL WAY.

THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS SPEAK ONLY AS AT THE DATE OF PUBLICATION.
LANCASHIRE HOLDINGS LIMITED EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION OR UNDERTAKING
(SAVE AS REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH ANY LEGAL OR REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS (INCLUDING
THE RULES OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE)) TO DISSEMINATE ANY UPDATES OR
REVISIONS TO ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT ANY CHANGES IN THE
GROUP'S EXPECTATIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES ON WHICH ANY SUCH STATEMENT IS BASED.



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Lancashire Holdings Limited (LHL), along with its subsidiaries is engaged in the provision of global specialty insurance and reinsurance products. The Company’s four principal classes of business are Property, Energy, Marine and Aviation. Its two main property reinsurance products include retrocession written on either a single territory or worldwide basis, and catastrophe excess of loss, focusing on excess layers for regional placements with exposures. Its energy business covers international upstream operational and upstream construction all risks business. Its marine business offers a range of coverages within its marine portfolio, which include marine hull, total loss only, mortgagees’ interests insurance, mortgagees’ additional perils, excess protection and indemnity, marine war and builder’s risks. Its Aviation business consists of AV52 terrorism liability with worldwide trading patterns. In November 2013, the Company acquired Cathedral Capital Limited. more »

Share Price (Full)
633.5p
Change
11.0  1.8%
P/E (fwd)
9.3
Yield (fwd)
9.1
Mkt Cap (£m)
1,200