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): July 13, 2011
ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE COMPANY HOLDINGS, AG
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 41-41-768-1080
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On July 13, 2011, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (Allied World) issued a press release announcing that it has established a record date of July 22, 2011 for an extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders to consider and vote on proposals related to the previously announced agreement and plan of merger, dated as of June 12, 2011, by and among Allied World, GO Sub, LLC and Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. Allied World also announced today the early termination of the antitrust waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act in connection with the proposed merger. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.