Allied World Expands Product Capabilities in Asia-Pacific Via Syndicate 2232

By Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ag, PRNE
Monday, March 14, 2011

ZUG, Switzerland, March 15, 2011 - Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today
that its Lloyd's syndicate, Syndicate 2232, operating though Capita 2232
Services Pte. Ltd., has been authorized to write direct and facultative
casualty and professional lines business from Lloyd's Asia in Singapore, in
addition to its previously announced range of treaty products. Ronak Shah,
Vice President for Direct and Facultative Casualty in Asia-Pacific will be
responsible for the underwriting of these lines of business and will report
to Bruce Ford, Principal Officer of Capita 2232 Services Pte. Ltd. writing on
behalf of Syndicate 2232.

Capita Managing Agency Limited, the Lloyd's and U.K. Financial Services
Authority approved managing agent of Syndicate 2232, received approval last
year from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Lloyd's Asia to
register and operate a service company, Capita 2232 Services Pte. Ltd.
through which Syndicate 2232 underwrites from Singapore. For more information
on capabilities in Asia-Pacifc, please contact Ronak Shah at For more information on Syndicate 2232, please contact
Darren Powell, Active Underwriter, at

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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