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Monday 23 June, 2008

Hiscox Ltd

Transaction in Own Shares

RNS Number : 3439X
Hiscox Ltd
23 June 2008


Transaction in own shares

Hamilton, Bermuda - Hiscox Ltd ('Hiscox') announces that today it purchased 500,000 ordinary shares of 5p each to hold in treasury. The highest price paid per share was 220p and the lowest price paid per share was 216.5p. The average price paid was 218.29p. Following the above purchase Hiscox holds 21,510,714 ordinary shares as treasury shares and has 378,251,380 ordinary shares in issue (excluding the treasury shares).


For further information: 

Hiscox Ltd

Robin Mehta, Company Secretary

+1 44 1278 8300

Jennifer Crowl, Director of CommunicationsLondon

+44 (0) 20 7448 6494


Suzanne Bartch

+44 (0) 20 7379 5151

Richard Farnsworth

+44 (0) 20 7379 5151

Notes to editors

About Hiscox

Hiscox, headquartered in Bermuda, is a specialist insurance group listed on the London Stock Exchange. There are three main underwriting parts of the Group - Hiscox Global Markets, Hiscox UK and Europe, and Hiscox International.  Hiscox Global Markets underwrites mainly internationally traded business in the London Market - generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd's. Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and the USA. Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd, Hiscox Underwriting Ltd and Hiscox Syndicates Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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