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Aspen Insurance Appoints Annie Watson as General Manager

London, UK, April 26, 2011 — Aspen Insurance UK Limited, a subsidiary of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL:NYSE), today announced the appointment of Annie Watson as General Manager, Scotland, of Aspen Risk Management Limited.

Annie Watson will head up Aspen’s new Glasgow office targeting Commercial Insurance business in Scotland. Annie will report to Geoff Crisp, Executive Director of Aspen Risk Management Limited. She has over 20 years of industry experience in risk management and liability. Most recently she was the head of Scotland and Northern Ireland at RSA. Prior to that, she held senior roles with Willis, Heath Lambert and Cornhill

Aspen Risk Management Limited already has an established presence in London, Birmingham and Bristol and forms the regional platform for Aspen Insurance UK Limited. The group aims to provide a comprehensive insurance and risk management service, offering a broad range of Property, Casualty and Specialty insurance products supported by a market leading Risk Management proposition through the regional offices.

Kevin Pallett, Managing Director of Aspen Risk Management Limited,, said, “We are delighted to have recruited someone of Annie's stature in the local market to lead our development in Scotland. She has built an enviable reputation for creating Risk Management led insurance solutions".

About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited
Aspen provides reinsurance and insurance coverage to clients in various domestic and global markets through wholly-owned subsidiaries and offices in Bermuda, France, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2010, The Company reported gross written premiums of $2,076.8 million, net income of $312.7 million and total assets of $8.8 billion. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a financial strength rating of "A" ("Strong") by Standard & Poor's, an "A" ("Excellent") by A.M. Best and an "A2" ("Good") by Moody's Investors Service. For more information about Aspen, please visit

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