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Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited: Director and Management Changes

  Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited: Director and Management Changes

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HAMILTON, Bermuda -- February 7, 2013

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (“Aspen” or “the Company”) (NYSE: AHL) is
announcing today some directorate and management changes.

Julian Cusack has decided that after over ten years with Aspen, it is the
right time for him to step down as Chief Risk Officer. This is effective
immediately and he will also be stepping down from the Board at the Company’s
Annual General Meeting on April 24, 2013. Julian is a co-founder of Aspen and
has held a number of positions within the Company, including as Chief
Financial Officer, Chairman of Aspen Bermuda Limited (“ABL”) and most recently
as Chief Risk Officer. Julian, who has been a Director since 2002, will remain
with the Company with responsibility for strategic projects and as Chairman of
ABL.

Stephen Postlewhite, currently Aspen’s Head of Risk, will be taking over from
Julian as Chief Risk Officer. Stephen has been with the Company since 2003 and
was acting Chief Risk Officer from February to October 2012 while Julian
assumed the role of acting Chief Financial Officer during Aspen’s search for a
permanent CFO.

Chris O’Kane, Aspen’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Julian has been an
invaluable member of our Executive Management team for the past decade and no
one has done more to ensure that our capital and risk management framework has
remained robust and resilient, particularly during prolonged periods of
economic and market uncertainty. He has made an enormous contribution to
Aspen’s growth and development and we are delighted that he is staying with us
and retaining responsibility for strategic projects and as Chairman of ABL.”

He continued: “We are very fortunate to have in Stephen Postlewhite someone
with a wealth of experience who will be able to step into Julian’s role
seamlessly, having undertaken the position on an acting basis for much of
2012. I look forward to working with Stephen again in this capacity.”

Aspen also announces that Gordon Ireland has been appointed as a non-executive
director of the Company. Gordon has been Chief Executive and a Director of L&F
Indemnity Holding Company, the captive insurance company for
PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), since July 2010. Prior to this, he spent his
career with PwC and its predecessor firms. Gordon was a PwC Partner for 24
years and led the audits for a number of major quoted insurance companies and
other financial services organizations. In addition to his client
responsibilities, Gordon has considerable technical leadership experience
having chaired PwC’s global international insurance accounting group as well
as management experience having been a member of PwC’s UK supervisory board.

In addition, Ian Cormack has decided to step down from the Board and as Chair
of Aspen’s Audit Committee and as a member of the Company’s Risk and
Compensation Committees with effect from the Annual General Meeting on April
24, 2013. Ian has been a non-executive director of the Company since 2003.

Glyn Jones, Chairman of Aspen, said: “I would like to thank Ian for his very
significant contribution to the Company over the past ten years. His broad
ranging international experience, financial knowledge and business acumen have
greatly benefited the Company and on behalf of the Board, I wish him well for
the future.”

He continued: “I am delighted that Gordon is joining the Aspen Board. His
wealth of accounting experience and deep knowledge of the insurance and
broader financial services sector will be a great asset to Aspen.”

Chris O’Kane, Chief Executive Officer of Aspen, added: “I would like to
express my gratitude to Ian for bringing the wealth of experience he gained
while working in complex global financial institutions to bear for the benefit
of Aspen. In particular, he has helped me enormously in creating the right
organizational design and managerial infrastructure which has underpinned
Aspen’s development and growth into a successful global specialty insurer and
reinsurer.”

He concluded: “I would also like to welcome Gordon to the Aspen Board and I
look forward to working with him.”

About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

Aspen provides reinsurance and insurance coverage to clients in various
domestic and global markets through wholly-owned subsidiaries and offices in
Bermuda, France, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom
and the United States. For the year ended December 31, 2011, Aspen reported
$9.5 billion in total assets, $4.5 billion in gross reserves, $3.2 billion in
shareholders’ equity and $2.2 billion in gross written premiums. Its operating
subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A” (“Strong”) by Standard &
Poor’s, an “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best and an “A2” (“Good”) by Moody’s
Investors Service.

Application of the Safe Harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995

This press release may contain written “forward-looking statements” within the
meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. These statements are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements that do
not relate solely to historical or current facts, and can be identified by the
use of words such as “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “project,”
“anticipate,” “seek,” “will,” “estimate,” “may,” “continue,” and similar
expressions of a future or forward-looking nature.

All forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions, estimates and
data concerning future results and events and are subject to a number of
uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Aspen’s control
that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements,
including changes in market conditions and their impact on our business. For a
detailed description of uncertainties and other factors that could impact the
forward-looking statements in this press release, please see the “Risk
Factors” section in Aspen’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2011, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on
February 28, 2012. Aspen undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

For further information

Please visit www.aspen.co.

Contact:

Media
North America – Abernathy MacGregor
Allyson Vento
+1-212-371-5999
amv@abmac.com
International – Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Caroline Merrell or Jos Bieneman
+44 20 7638 9571
caroline.merrell@citigatedr.co.uk
jos.bieneman@citigatedr.co.uk
Investors
Kerry Calaiaro
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Aspen
+1-646-502-1076
Kerry.Calaiaro@aspen.co
 
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