Allied World Proposes Increase in Quarterly Dividend

             Allied World Proposes Increase in Quarterly Dividend

PR Newswire

ZUG, Switzerland, March 8, 2013

ZUG, Switzerland, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company
Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today that in its recently filed
Preliminary Proxy Statement the company's Board of Directors has proposed an
increase in its quarterly dividend from $0.375 to $0.50 per share. The
company's dividend payments will be made from general legal reserve from
capital contributions and will be paid in U.S. dollars. This proposed increase
in the quarterly dividend is subject to approval by the company's shareholders
at the Allied World 2013 Annual Shareholder Meeting to be held on May 2,

About Allied World Assurance Company
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, through its subsidiaries and
brand known as Allied World, is a global provider of innovative property,
casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions. Allied World
offers superior client service through a global network of offices and
branches. All of Allied World's rated insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries
are rated A by A.M. Best Company, A by Standard & Poor's, and A2 by Moody's,
and our Lloyd's Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ by Standard & Poor's and Fitch.
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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Any forward-looking statements made in this press release reflect our current
views with respect to future events and financial performance and are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which
may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in these
statements. For example, our forward-looking statements could be affected by
pricing and policy term trends; increased competition; the impact of acts of
terrorism and acts of war; greater frequency or severity of unpredictable
catastrophic events; negative rating agency actions; the adequacy of our loss
reserves; the company or its subsidiaries becoming subject to significant
income taxes in the United States or elsewhere; changes in regulations or tax
laws; changes in the availability, cost or quality of reinsurance or
retrocessional coverage; adverse general economic conditions; and judicial,
legislative, political and other governmental developments, as well as
management's response to these factors, and other factors identified in our
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned
not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak
only as of the date on which they are made. We are under no obligation (and
expressly disclaim any such obligation) to update or revise any
forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time, whether as a
result of new information, future developments or otherwise.


SOURCE Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG

Contact: Media: Noelle Campbell, Manager, Corporate Communications,
+1-646-794-0544,, OR Faye Cook, Vice
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Investors: Keith J. Lennox, Investor Relations Officer, +1-646-794-0750,
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