Exhibit 99.1


ALLIED WORLD REPORTS A 95.8% COMBINED RATIO FOR THE THIRD QUARTER 2015
Record net premiums earned of $650.7 million, an increase of 20.1% compared to the prior year quarter, driven by organic growth and the recently acquired Asian operations
With the inclusion of the acquired Asian operations, gross premiums written for the Global Markets Insurance segment more than doubled compared to the prior year quarter
Net income for the quarter was reduced by net catastrophe losses of $28.9 million from the explosions in the port of Tianjin, China and net realized investment losses of $113.6 million

ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) today reported a net loss of $51.6 million, or $0.57 per share, for the third quarter of 2015 compared to net income of $30.9 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014.
The company reported operating income of $51.4 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015, compared to operating income of $60.6 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2014.
"Despite a challenging investment environment and a large event loss, we believe we are well positioned to create shareholder value,” commented President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Carmilani. “We continue to be excited about the attractive platform we have built over the last few years."

Third Quarter Summary (Unaudited)
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
 
 
Diluted per share
 
2015

2014
2015
2014
 
 
 
 
 
Net (loss) income
$(51.6)
$30.9
$(0.56)*
$0.31
Add after tax effect of:
 
 
 
 
Net realized investment losses
103.8

29.4
1.12
0.30
Foreign exchange (gain) loss
(0.8)

0.3
(0.01)
0.00
Operating income
$51.4
$60.6
$0.55
$0.61

* Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding were only used in the calculation of diluted operating income per share, and
not in the calculation of diluted earnings per share as there was a net loss during the three months ended September 30, 2015.


Third Quarter Operating Results
Gross premiums written were $754.1 million, a 6.5% increase compared to $707.9 million in the third quarter of 2014.
The Global Markets Insurance segment grew over 100% driven by the inclusion of the acquired Asian operations and 10.0% excluding the impact of the acquired Asian operations.
The North American Insurance segment decreased 1.4% led by decreases in various lines including healthcare and property. Partially offsetting this was growth in programs and specialty and other.
The Reinsurance segment decreased 9.0% driven by the non-renewal of several casualty and property treaties.
Net premiums written were $607.0 million, a 6.7% increase compared to $568.7 million in the third quarter of 2014.
Net premiums earned were $650.7 million, a 20.1% increase compared to $541.7 million in the third quarter of 2014.

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The following information was filed by Allied World Assurance Co Holdings, Ag on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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