Allied World U.S. and Alteris Launch WineryPlus Progam

Dec 12, 2012, 10:00 ET from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG

ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE:  AWH) announced today that Allied World U.S. and Alteris Insurance Services, Inc. have entered into an agreement to provide a comprehensive coverage program to wineries in the United States. The program will be available to wineries of all sizes throughout the United States, but will specifically target operations in California, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

Grace Meek, Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs, commented, "We look forward to working with Alteris on this customized program for wineries in the United States. Their vast experience in developing market-leading, specialty risk solutions will be an asset for our team, our trading partners and our clients."

Alteris President, Hilbert "Van" Schenck II, stated, "Allied World offers the security, customization and sustainability required by our WineryPlus customers. Their commitment to product specialization and access to global capacity makes Allied World the natural carrier partner for this signature program."

The comprehensive package program will include property, general liability, automobile liability, excess liability, cyber liability, employment practices liability and professional liability coverages.

For more information on this Program, please contact Paul Fuller, Vice President, Alteris at:

Alteris Insurance Services, Inc.
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1040
San Francisco, CA 94111
415 205 8648

About Allied World Assurance Company
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering 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. Please visit for further information on Allied World.

About Alteris

Alteris Inc. and Alteris Insurance Services, Inc., members of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), provide services-oriented, complete solutions, operating through three business divisions: Strategic Markets, Alternative Risk, and Commercial Subsets. Alteris offers managing general agencies and insureds access to a broad array of exclusive risk solutions for specialty programs and alternative risks including program placement, risk bearing solutions, capital support, strategic alliances, policy systems solutions, claims services, and reinsurance solutions. Information on Alteris is available at

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