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Allied World Assurance Company appoints Barbara T. Alexander to the board

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Pembroke, Bermuda - August 12, 2009, Pembroke, Bermuda - Allied World Assurance Company Holdings announced the appointment of Barbara T. Alexander to its Board of Directors.

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Ms. Alexander has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has been an independent consultant since January 2004.

Prior to that, she was a Senior Advisor to UBS Warburg LLC and predecessor firms from October 1999 to January 2004, and Managing Director of the North American Construction and Furnishings Group in the Corporate Finance Department of UBS from 1992 to October 1999.

From 1987 to 1992, Ms. Alexander was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Department of Salomon Brothers Inc.

From 1972 to 1987, she held various positions at Salomon Brothers, Smith Barney, Investors Diversified Services, and Wachovia Bank and Trust Company. Ms. Alexander serves as a director of QUALCOMM Incorporated, Centex Corporation and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).

Ms. Alexander was selected as one of seven Outstanding Directors in Corporate America in 2003 by Board Alert magazine and has been one of its five Director of the Year honorees for 2008 by the Forum for Corporate Directors.

In addition, Ms. Alexander is an Executive Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, is past Chairman of the Board of the Joint Center and is a member of the Board's Executive Committee. She has also been involved with HomeAid America, Habitat for Humanity International and the Covenant House.

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