Allied World Europe Launches Primary Employers' Liability Coverage; Further Expands Primary Capabilities in Europe

 Allied World Europe Launches Primary Employers' Liability Coverage; Further
                    Expands Primary Capabilities in Europe

  PR Newswire

  ZUG, Switzerland, May 1, 2013

ZUG, Switzerland, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company
Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Allied World Europe now offers
primary UK Employers' Liability coverage in conjunction with its general
liability insurance. This combined offering can be bought alongside its
property and healthcare liability policies. The principal industries and
sectors for this product are retail, manufacturing companies, consumer
products, defence contractors, hotels and leisure.

Anthony Kashuba, Senior Vice President, General Casualty, commented, "The
addition of employers' liability coverage allows us to offer comprehensive
coverage to our clients. Risk management and claims service are key elements
to our underwriting approach. We look forward to working with new and existing
clients and brokers."

Mike Hoffmann, Chief Underwriting Officer, Bermuda & International Insurance,
added, "We continually review our product offerings and are delighted to
expand our capabilities by providing employers' liability cover. This
additional product addresses a coverage gap that currently exists within our
product suite and ensures we align ourselves with local market requirements. "

For more information about our new Employers' Liability capabilities, please
contact Anthony Kashuba at .

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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