LONDON--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Brit Insurance Holdings PLC ("Brit Insurance"), the UK-based international general insurance and reinsurance group, today announces the appointment of Matthew Wilson as CEO of its Global Markets business following Mike Sibthorpe's resignation. In addition Kevin Huttly has been appointed as Underwriting Director of Global Markets.

Dane Douetil, Brit Insurance Chief Executive, commented:

"We are delighted that Matthew will be heading up Global Markets supported by Kevin. Both are highly experienced and will help drive the future of our Global Markets business. We would also like to take the opportunity to wish Mike Sibthorpe well in his future endeavours."

Contact Information: Enquiries: Brit Insurance Holdings PLC Dane Douetil Chief Executive Officer: 020 7984 8500 Haggie Financial David Haggie Peter Rigby: 020 7417 8989