Allied World Appoints Senior Staff; Bolsters International Strategy

By Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ag, PRNE
Monday, May 30, 2011

ZUG, Switzerland, May 31, 2011 -

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today
that Ed Moresco has been appointed Senior Vice President, Bermuda &
International Product Line Manager, Professional Lines, and Ian Theato has
been appointed Senior Vice President, International Business Development.
Both appointments are effective immediately.

Mr. Moresco will be based in Allied World's Bermuda office and will
oversee the Bermuda and International Professional Lines division,
responsible for the underwriting, marketing and management of Allied World's
Bermuda, Europe, and Asia Professional Lines insurance platforms. He has 15
years of experience in the insurance industry and has been an integral part
of Allied World's Professional Lines division in the U.S. since joining the
company in 2008. Prior to Allied World, Mr. Moresco was Senior Vice President
for Financial Lines at AIG Small Business. He received his undergraduate
degree from York College of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Theato will be based in Allied World's London office and will be
responsible for distribution management and regional business development for
Allied World's international insurance platforms. He joined Allied World in
2003 to create and lead the European Professional Lines division in London,
and in 2008 was appointed to Senior Vice President, Bermuda & International
Product Line Manager, Professional Liability. Prior to Allied World, Mr.
Theato worked at Gulf Insurance where he managed a global portfolio of
Professional Lines. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Frank D'Orazio, President, Bermuda & International Insurance commented,
"We wish Ed and Ian success in their new roles within Allied World's Bermuda
and International platforms, and look forward to their future contributions
to the company."

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, 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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