Allied World North America Expands M&A Underwriting Team; Appoints Terry Enright and Ryan Anderson

ZUG, Switzerland--()--Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE:AWH) announced today the appointment of Terry Enright and Ryan Anderson to the North American Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) underwriting team, effective immediately.

Allied World’s North American M&A platform offers insurance for many transactional risks, including representations and warranties (R&W) insurance, tax opinion insurance, tax credit recapture insurance and contingent risk insurance. Allied World’s R&W insurance coverage was named the 2015 Product/Service of the Year in the Professional Services category at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

Christian Gravier, President, Allied World Professional Lines North America, commented, “We are excited to be adding two highly respected and experienced individuals to our team. These hires reflect our continued commitment toward growing and expanding our M&A practice worldwide.”

Jeff Anderson, North America M&A Practice Lead, said, “We are delighted to welcome both Terry and Ryan to the team. As we continue to expand our transactional risk solutions and service our growing customer base, their extensive legal experience and specialized M&A knowledge will be tremendous assets to all of our trading partners.”

Mr. Enright has 10 years of experience in the mergers and acquisitions field, most recently working at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in New York. While there, Mr. Enright was the lead counsel and client manager, advising sponsors and companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and complex fund restructurings.

Mr. Ryan Anderson was most recently a Corporate Associate at Winston & Strawn LLP in New York, where he represented private equity clients in all aspects of complex public and private mergers and acquisitions, including equity and asset sales, divestitures, corporate restructuring transactions and strategic investments.

For more information on Allied World’s North American M&A product suite, please contact Jeff Anderson at jeff.anderson@awac.com or +1 (678) 704-8445.

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

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 and Treasurer
Sarah.Doran@awac.com
www.awac.com

Release Summary

Allied World announced today the appointment of Terry Enright and Ryan Anderson to the North American Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) underwriting team, effective immediately.

Contacts

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 and Treasurer
Sarah.Doran@awac.com
www.awac.com