Allied World Appoints Sarah Doran to Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer

Allied World Appoints Sarah Doran to Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
                                and Treasurer

  PR Newswire

  ZUG, Switzerland, April 11, 2013

ZUG, Switzerland, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance
Company Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Sarah Doran has been
appointed Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer. Ms. Doran
will be based in Allied World's New York office and will report directly to
Thomas Bradley, Chief Financial Officer for the company. Ms. Doran assumes
investor relations responsibility from Keith Lennox, who has been appointed
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Allied World's reinsurance

Mr. Bradley commented, "We are excited that Sarah has joined the Allied World
finance team and I personally look forward to working with her in her new
role. Her extensive experience covering financial institutions and her
knowledge of the insurance market will be a valuable asset as she works with
investors and analysts to highlight Allied World's business strategy. I am
confident that she will meet with much success here."

As Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer, Ms. Doran will be
responsible for corporate treasury, capital management, banking and M&A
activity. Ms. Doran joins Allied World from Barclays where she was a Director
in the Financial Institutions Group, responsible for executing strategic
transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital raising
for the insurance and reinsurance industry. Prior to Barclays, Ms. Doran was
a Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group at Lehman Brothers. Ms.
Doran received an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from the Booth School of
Business at the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Government and from the
University of Notre Dame.

About Allied World 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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the United States or elsewhere; changes in regulations or tax laws; changes in
the availability, cost or quality of reinsurance or retrocessional coverage;
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from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments
or otherwise.

Contact: Media: Noelle Campbell, +1-646-794-0544, or Faye Cook, +1‐441‐278‐5406,; Investors: Keith J. Lennox, +1‐646‐794‐0750,
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