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Allied World Expands Professional Liability Offering in Australia with Three New Products

ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (AWH) announced today that it has launched three new Professional Liability products in Australia: Directors and Officers Liability Insurance, Architects and Engineers Professional Indemnity Insurance, and Miscellaneous Professional Indemnity Insurance. The Miscellaneous Professional Indemnity Insurance is designed primarily for professional services providers, such as interior designers, management consultants, advertising agents, educational institutes, accountants, technology firms, architects, surveyors and engineers of all disciplines. Each product is targeted at Australian-domiciled small, medium and large companies and has a maximum capacity of AUD $10,000,000.

Kym Beazleigh, Vice President, Professional Liability, Australia, said: “The launch of these three primary policies represents the next step in Allied World’s journey towards becoming a highly recognized provider of Professional Liability products, solutions and claims service in the Australian market. We will continue to leverage our global capabilities to strengthen our offerings in Australia and build on our existing success across the region with a focus on delivering holistic, tailored, high-quality solutions to our clients across a broad range of industries.”

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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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 the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the proposed acquisition by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (“Fairfax”); the inability to obtain Allied World’s or Fairfax’s shareholder approval or the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the proposed acquisition, including receipt of regulatory approvals; risks that the proposed acquisition disrupts our current plans and operations; the ability to retain key personnel; the ability to recognize the benefits of the proposed acquisition; the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the proposed acquisition; 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.

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