SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||May 6, 2015|
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|Gubelstrasse 24, Park Tower, 15th Floor, Zug, Switzerland||6300|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||+41-41-768-1080|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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|Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On May 6, 2015, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (Allied World) entered into a repurchase agreement with Exor S.A. (Exor), pursuant to which Allied World repurchased 4,053,537 of its common shares held by Exor at a repurchase price of $40.546 per share, for an aggregate repurchase price of $164,354,711. The repurchase price per common share reflects a 3% discount to the closing price of Allied Worlds common shares on May 6, 2015. The repurchase was executed under Allied Worlds $500 million share repurchase program that was approved by its shareholders in May 2014 and was funded using available cash on hand.
The repurchase agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The description of the repurchase agreement contained herein is qualified in its entirety by reference to the repurchase agreement filed herewith.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Repurchase Agreement, dated as of May 6, 2015, by and between
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG and Exor S.A.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG|
|May 11, 2015||By:||
/s/ Wesley D. Dupont
|Name: Wesley D. Dupont|
|Title: Executive Vice President & General Counsel|
|Repurchase Agreement, dated as of May 6, 2015, by and between Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG and Exor S.A.|