Hiscox Ltd - Transaction in Own Shares

RNS Number : 5100Y Hiscox Ltd 07 July 2008 HISCOX Ltd Transaction in own shares Hamilton, Bermuda - Hiscox Ltd ('Hiscox') announces that today it purchased 43,748 ordinary shares of 5p each to hold in treasury. The highest price paid per share was 198.88p and the lowest price paid per share was 195.75p. The average price paid was 197.22p. Following the above purchase Hiscox holds 31,813,423 ordinary shares as treasury shares and has 367,954,310 ordinary shares in issue (excluding the treasury shares). -ends- For further information: Hiscox Ltd Robin Mehta, Company Secretary +1 44 1278 8300 Jennifer Crowl, Director of Communications, London +44 (0) 20 7448 6494 Maitland 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. For further information, visit www.hiscox.com This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END POSQDLFBVDBLBBF

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