Dawn Zacharow Joins Allied World Europe's Growing SME Division

Jun 10, 2010, 10:00 ET from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Allied World Assurance Company (Europe) Limited has hired Dawn Zacharow to join its growing SME (small to medium sized enterprises) division.  Ms. Zacharow will work out of the company's London office.  She will be involved in the underwriting of the company's Professional Indemnity products, as well as the development of new products. Ms. Zacharow has over a decade of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Allied World, she worked for Argo Managing Agency Limited

Kevin Cleary, Vice President, SME, Professional Lines in Europe commented, "Dawn has a tremendous amount of technical experience in construction-related Professional Indemnity products and I am confident she will be a great asset to the department. She has an excellent reputation in the market and a solid broker following and I look forward to utilising her knowledge to continue to grow this book of business."

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.

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