HCC Schedules 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Earnings Release and Conference Call

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HOUSTON, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) today announced that the Company plans to release its 2012 fourth quarter and full-year earnings results after the close of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

The release will also provide notice that supplemental financial schedules for HCC's 2012 fourth quarter and full-year earnings results will be available on the Company's website at http://www.hcc.com, as well as directly in the Investor Relations section of HCC's website at http://ir.hcc.com.

HCC will hold an open conference call the following morning, Wednesday, February 13, at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time to discuss the results.

To participate, the conference call numbers are:

Domestic: (800) 374-0290

International: (706) 634-0161

There will also be a live, listen-only webcast of the conference call on the Company's website, http://www.hcc.com. The webcast replay will be archived in the Investor Relations section of the HCC website through Friday, May 17, 2013.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a leading international specialty insurance group with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. As of September 30, 2012, HCC had assets of $10.1 billion and shareholders' equity of $3.5 billion. HCC's major domestic and international insurance companies have financial strength ratings of "AA (Very Strong)" from Standard & Poor's Corporation, "A+ (Superior)" from A.M. Best Company, Inc., "AA (Very Strong)" from Fitch Ratings, and "A1 (Good Security)" from Moody's Investors Service, Inc.

For more information about HCC, please visit http://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.

CONTACT: Doug Busker, Director of Investor Relations HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. Telephone: (713) 996-1192

Source:HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.