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Allied World North America Expands Public D&O Underwriting Team; Appoints Marc Berner

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE:AWH) announced today the appointment of Marc Berner to the North American Public Directors & Officers (D&O) underwriting team, effective immediately. Mr. Berner will be based in New York in the role of Vice President, Public and Private Financial Institutions, D&O.

Christian Gravier, President, Allied World Professional Lines North America, commented, “Allied World’s Public D&O platform offers insurance solutions for the unique needs of publicly traded companies and their management teams. With the appointment of Mr. Berner, we now have an industry expert who will assist us in expanding our products and services for financial institutions.”

Thomas Kennedy, Senior Vice President, North America Public D&O Division, said, “We are happy to welcome Marc to the team. His extensive experience and specialized knowledge regarding financial institutions will be tremendous assets to all of our trading partners.”

Mr. Berner has almost 20 years of experience with management liability insurance, most recently as the Department Head, Financial Services Division at Hartford Financial Products, where he had national responsibility for all aspects of underwriting executive liability and fidelity lines for financial institutions and private equity firms. Prior to that, he spent eight years as Vice President, Financial Institutions Division, at Axis Insurance. Mr. Berner is a graduate of State University of New York in Binghamton, NY, and received his J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, NY.

For more information on Allied World’s North American Public D&O product suite, please contact Thomas Kennedy at or +1 (646) 794 0514.

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 AA- by 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 adequacy of our loss reserves; negative rating agency actions; greater frequency or severity of unpredictable catastrophic events; the impact of acts of terrorism and acts of war; 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


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