HCC Schedules 2013 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

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HOUSTON, July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) today announced that the Company plans to release its 2013 second quarter earnings results after the close of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

The release will also provide notice that supplemental financial schedules for HCC's 2013 second quarter 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, July 31, 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) 634-0161

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, November 1, 2013.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a leading specialty insurer with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. As of March 31, 2013, HCC had assets of $10.2 billion and shareholders' equity of $3.6 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.

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.