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LONDON (Reuters) – Insurer Hiscox Ltd plans to return 200 million pounds ($305.3 million) to investors after Superstorm Sandy failed to derail a bumper year of growth in its global underwriting business.

Bermuda-based Hiscox, whose policies cover everything from oil refineries to fine art, posted a more than 10-fold rise in pretax profit to 217.1 million pounds in the year to Dec. 31 from 17.3 million a year earlier and said it would share much of the sum with investors via a special dividend and share scheme.

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