Allied World North America Launches Privacy//101SM; Comprehensive Privacy and Network Security Insurance for the Canadian Market

ZUG, Switzerland--()--Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE:AWH) announced today the launch of Allied World North America’s Privacy and Network Security insurance product, Privacy//101SM, tailored for the Canadian marketplace. Designed for small to mid-size companies, including law firms, healthcare and other organizations, Privacy//101 provides comprehensive protection in the event of a data breach involving lost or stolen private information, whether paper or electronic. The Privacy//101 product in Canada leverages the success of our U.S. product that has been in the market since 2011.

Privacy//101 provides coverage for costs associated with a data breach including: the costs of notification to all individuals whose private information has been lost or stolen; associated credit monitoring costs; public relations expenses; and costs incurred by the insured to retain a qualified data forensics firm. Privacy//101 also provides coverage for third-party financial claims, including legal fees and expenses incurred by the insured, and fines and penalties assessed pursuant to Canadian federal and provincial law.

Kent Paisley, Senior Vice President, Professional Lines, commented, “We continue building a world-class specialty insurance business in the Canadian marketplace and the release of the Privacy//101 product is our latest initiative. The product has been very successful for our U.S. clients and we are pleased to now offer this product in Canada. All businesses that store employee and client information are at risk for privacy exposures and we aim to help our customers mitigate that threat.”

For more information about Allied World’s comprehensive suite of privacy products, please visit the website at: http://www.alliedworldinsurance.com/product/9-110-142-493/privacy_liability_and_network_risk_insurance or contact Kent Paisley, Senior Vice President, Specialty Lines at kent.paisley@awac.com.

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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Contacts

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG
Media:
Faye Cook, , +1-441-278-5406
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
faye.cook@awac.com
or
Investors:
Sarah Doran, +1-646-794-0590
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer
sarah.doran@awac.com

Contacts

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG
Media:
Faye Cook, , +1-441-278-5406
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
faye.cook@awac.com
or
Investors:
Sarah Doran, +1-646-794-0590
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer
sarah.doran@awac.com