Global Indemnity plc Appoints James W. Crystal to its Board of Directors

By Global Indemnity Plc, PRNE
Sunday, July 11, 2010

DUBLIN, July 12, 2010 - Global Indemnity plc (Nasdaq: GBLI) today announced the appointment of
James W. Crystal as a Director. The appointment is effective July 6, 2010.

"Jim's exceptional property & casualty insurance expertise, unique
industry perspective, and extraordinary professional accomplishments will
significantly enhance our Board of Directors," said Saul Fox, Chairman of
Global Indemnity plc. Mr. Crystal is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Frank Crystal & Company, one of the largest privately owned insurance
brokerages in the United States. The firm was founded in 1933 and today,
under Mr. Crystal's direction, ranks among the top five percent of insurance
brokerage firms worldwide, serving over 9,500 clients from its corporate New
headquarters with offices in California, Florida, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Texas, Washington State, and District of Columbia.

Known as an industry expert, with more than 40 years of insurance
experience, Mr. Crystal is thoroughly knowledgeable of the insurance needs
for a broad spectrum of business and industry. He has built a client roster
for the firm that includes many of the foremost stock brokerage houses,
investment banking firms, and commercial banks, as well as Fortune ranked

About Global Indemnity plc and its subsidiaries

Global Indemnity plc, through its several direct and indirect wholly
owned subsidiary insurance and reinsurance companies, provides both admitted
and nonadmitted specialty property and casualty insurance coverages in the
United States
, as well as reinsurance throughout the world. Global Indemnity
plc's five principal divisions include:

United States Based Insurance Operations:

Penn-America, which includes property and general liability products for
small commercial businesses distributed through a select network of wholesale
general agents with specific binding authority;

United National, which includes property, general liability, and
professional lines products distributed through program administrators with
specific binding authority;

Diamond State, which includes property, general liability, and
professional lines products distributed through wholesale brokers and program
administrators with specific binding authority.

CompGlobal, which provides workers' compensation insurance.

International Reinsurance Operations:

Wind River, a Bermuda based treaty and facultative reinsurer of excess
and surplus lines and specialty property and casualty insurance.

Forward-Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking information about Global Indemnity
plc and the operations of Global Indemnity plc that is intended to be covered
by the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward- looking statements are
statements that are not historical facts. These statements can be identified
by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believe," "expect," "may,"
"will," "should," "project," "plan," "seek," "intend," or "anticipate" or the
negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include discussions of the
reorganization to Ireland.

The business and operations of Global Indemnity plc is and will be
subject to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Consequently,
actual results and experience may materially differ from those contained in
any forward-looking statements. For example, Global Indemnity plc's
forward-looking statements about the re-domiciling and its anticipated
effects, offices and operations, stock trading matters, and tax and financial
matters could be affected by risks, including that the re-domiciling
transactions may not close, shareholders or regulators may not provide
required approvals, Global Indemnity plc may encounter difficulties moving
jurisdictions and opening new offices and functions, tax and financial
expectations and advantages might not materialize or might change, Global
Indemnity plc's stock price could decline, and Irish corporate governance and
regulatory schemes could prove different or more challenging than currently
expected. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Global
Indemnity plc's results and experience to differ from those projected
include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) the ineffectiveness of
Global Indemnity plc's business strategy due to changes in current or future
market conditions; (2) the effects of competitors' pricing policies, and of
changes in laws and regulations on competition, including industry
consolidation and development of competing financial products; (3) greater
frequency or severity of claims and loss activity than Global Indemnity plc's
underwriting, reserving or investment practices have anticipated; (4)
decreased level of demand for Global Indemnity plc's insurance products or
increased competition due to an increase in capacity of property and casualty
insurers; (5) risks inherent in establishing loss and loss adjustment expense
reserves; (6) uncertainties relating to the financial ratings of Global
Indemnity plc's insurance subsidiaries; (7) uncertainties arising from the
cyclical nature of Global Indemnity plc's business; (8) changes in Global
Indemnity plc's relationships with, and the capacity of, its general agents;
(9) the risk that Global Indemnity plc's reinsurers may not be able to
fulfill obligations; (10) investment performance and credit risk; and (11)
uncertainties relating to governmental and regulatory policies. The foregoing
review of important factors should be read in conjunction with the other
cautionary statements that are included in United America Indemnity, Ltd.'s
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and
the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, as
well as in the materials filed and to be filed with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC). Global Indemnity plc does not make any commitment
to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events
or circumstances occurring or existing after the date any forward-looking
statement is made.

    Contact:  Media
              Linda Hohn
              Associate General Counsel

Linda Hohn, Associate General Counsel, +1-610-660-6862, lhohn at

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