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Allied World's Andrew Charron and Becky Cox to Speak at the Crittenden Medical Conference

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 General News J E 4
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PEMBROKE, Bermuda, April 12 Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Andrew Charron, Vice President, Medical Products Manager in the U.S. and Becky Cox, Vice President, Business Development in the U.S., are speaking at the Crittenden Medical Conference. The conference takes place on April 18-20, 2010 and will focus on emerging risks in the healthcare industry. Mr. Charron and Ms. Cox will speak on the panel, "How to Effectively Structure Ambulatory Exposures in a Hospital's Insurance and Risk Management Programs" on Monday, April 19( )at 2:30pm.

As Vice President, Medical Products Manager, Allied World Healthcare, Mr. Charron is responsible for the product development and best practices associated with the medical professional liability lines of business, including: hospitals, surgicenters, senior living, physicians and miscellaneous institutions. Mr. Charron has 16 years of experience in the insurance industry, dedicated exclusively to the healthcare sector. His experiences include, underwriting hospitals, physicians and miscellaneous medical risks at AIG, PHICO, GE Insurance Solutions (Medical Protective), and Darwin. Mr. Charron obtained his BS Degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.

As Vice President, Business Development, Ms. Cox is responsible for the growth and retention of all segments of healthcare business (Medical Malpractice, D&O and Managed Care E&O) written in the South, Southeast, MidAtlantic, Northeast and New York regions of the country. She is also responsible for managing retail and wholesale broker relationships in those regions. Ms. Cox specializes in the hospital and large facility segments of the healthcare industry and has over 30 years of experience in the medical malpractice insurance industry. Prior to joining Allied World in 2009, she was with the Lexington Insurance Company for 13 years as the National Marketing Executive for the healthcare division. Before that, Ms. Cox was a producer and manager of the Special Risk Division in a regional insurance brokerage firm for over 9 years. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Political Science. She has her RPLU and CIC designations.

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through offices in Bermuda, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States. Our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. For further information on Allied World, please visit our website at www.awac.com.

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; investigations of market practices and related settlement terms; 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 including those related to the ongoing financial crisis; 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, Ltd
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