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Allan Waters Elected to White Mountains' Board

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM) today elected Allan L. Waters as a Director of the Company.

Mr. Waters is the Founder and Managing Member of Mulherrin Capital Advisors, LLC, a financial services consulting firm, with primary emphasis on the property and casualty insurance business. He was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, a position he held until 1997. In addition, Mr. Waters previously served on the Company's Board from November 2003 to October 2004.

CEO Steve Fass said, "I am pleased to welcome Allan back to the Board. He knows our Company and our industry well. His sound judgment and extensive experience in the insurance/reinsurance business will benefit our owners."

                            ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

White Mountains is a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Bermuda Stock Exchange under the symbol WTM. Additional financial information and other items of interest are available at the Company's web site located at www.whitemountains.com.

 Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of

The press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included or referenced in this release which address activities, events or developments which we expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The words "will," "believe," "intend," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "estimate," "predict" and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements with respect to White Mountains':

    -- growth in book value per share or return on equity;
    -- business strategy;
    -- financial and operating targets or plans;
    -- incurred losses and the adequacy of its loss and loss adjustment
       expense reserves and related reinsurance;
    -- projections of revenues, income (or loss), earnings (or loss) per
       share, dividends, market share or other financial forecasts;
    -- expansion and growth of our business and operations; and
    -- future capital expenditures.

These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by White Mountains in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations, including:

    -- claims arising from catastrophic events, such as hurricanes,
       earthquakes, floods or terrorist attacks;
    -- the continued availability of capital and financing;
    -- general economic, market or business conditions;
    -- business opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to it
       and pursued;
    -- competitive forces, including the conduct of other property and
       casualty insurers and reinsurers;
    -- changes in domestic or foreign laws or regulations, or their
       interpretation, applicable to White Mountains, its competitors or its
    -- an economic downturn or other economic conditions adversely affecting
       its financial position;
    -- recorded loss reserves subsequently proving to have been inadequate;
    -- other factors, most of which are beyond White Mountains' control.

Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by White Mountains will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, White Mountains or its business or operations. White Mountains assumes no obligation to update publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: David Foy

Tel: (203) 458-5850

SOURCE  White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.
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    /CONTACT:  David Foy for White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.,
    /Web site:  http://www.whitemountains.com /

CO:  White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.
ST:  Bermuda

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