HOUSTON, April 16, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) announced today that the Company plans to release first quarter 2008 results after the close of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. HCC will hold an open conference call the following morning at 8:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to discuss the results.

To participate, the conference call numbers are:

 Domestic:      (800) 374-0290
 International: (706) 634-1303

There will also be a listen-only webcast of the conference call on the Company's website, www.hcc.com, through May 20, 2008.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC) is a leading international specialty insurance group with offices across the United States and in Belgium, Bermuda, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom. HCC has assets of nearly $8.1 billion, shareholders' equity in excess of $2.4 billion and is rated AA (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor's and AA (Very Strong) by Fitch Ratings. In addition, HCC's domestic property and casualty insurance companies are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.

For more information, visit our website at www.hcc.com.

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The types of risks and uncertainties which may affect the Company are set forth in its periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
Barney White, HCC Vice President of Investor Relations
(713) 744-3719