Director/PDMR Shareholding

For immediate release 30 July 2009 Brit Insurance Holdings PLC Notification of Interests of Directors and Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility ("PDMR") and connected persons Brit Insurance Holdings PLC ("the Company"), the international general insurance and reinsurance group, announces the following changes to the interests of Directors and PDMRs in the Company's Ordinary Shares of 75p each ("Shares"). On 30 July 2009 RBC cees Nominees Limited notified the Company that on 30 July 2009 the following Executive Director purchased investment shares under the Brit Insurance Holdings PLC Bonus Share Matching Plan 2007 ("BSMP") at 200p per share: +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Name | Investment | Percentage | Total Beneficial | Total | | | Shares | of Issued | interest in | Percentage | | | Purchased | Share | Shares (number) | of Issued | | | (number) | Capital* | | Share | | | | | | Capital* | |---------+------------+------------+------------------+------------| | D J | 1,480 | 0.0005% | 636,458 | 0.2027% | | Douetil | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ * Based on an issued share capital of 313,950,031 Ordinary Shares of 75p each (excluding Treasury Shares). Peter Goddard Company Secretary Brit Insurance Holdings PLC Tel: 020 7984 8741 ---END OF MESSAGE--- This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.