Allied World Announces Repurchase of Founding Shareholder's Warrant from The Chubb Corporation

By Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ltd, PRNE
Thursday, August 12, 2010

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, August 13, 2010 - Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) today reported
that the company has repurchased a warrant owned by The Chubb Corporation,
which entitled Chubb to purchase a total of 2,000,000 Allied World common
shares for US$34.20 per share. Chubb has no remaining warrants to purchase
Allied World shares. The aggregate purchase price for the warrant was
US$32,819,000, and the transaction was funded using available cash on hand.
This repurchase has been executed separately from the company's US$500
share repurchase program that was authorized by its Board of
Directors in May 2010.

Chubb was one of Allied World's founding shareholders when the company
was established in 2001 along with Goldman Sachs, Swiss Re and AIG.

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries,
is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance
and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through a global
network of branches and affiliates. Our insurance and reinsurance
subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, and our Lloyd's
Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's and Fitch. Please
visit our website at for further information on Allied

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Media: Faye Cook, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, +1-441-278-5406, faye.cook at; Investors: Keith J. Lennox, Investor Relations Officer, +1-646-794-0750, keith.lennox at, both of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd

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