Aspen Declares Dividends On Ordinary Shares, Perpetual PIERS And Perpetual Preference Shares

The Board of Directors of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (“Aspen”) (NYSE:AHL) has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Aspen’s ordinary shares of $0.17 per ordinary share. The dividend is payable on August 28, 2012 to the holders of record as of the close of trading on August 10, 2012.

Aspen’s Board of Directors also declared a cash dividend on its 5.625% Perpetual Preferred Income Equity Replacement Securities (“Perpetual PIERS”) of $0.703125 per Perpetual PIERS. The dividend is payable on October 1, 2012 to the holders of record as of the close of business on September 15, 2012.

In addition, Aspen’s Board of Directors declared a dividend on the 7.401% Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares (“the 7.401% Perpetual Preference Shares”) of $0.462563 per 7.401% Perpetual Preference Share. The dividend is payable on October 1, 2012 to the holders of record as of the close of business on September 15, 2012.

Further, Aspen’s Board of Directors declared a dividend on the 7.250% Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares (“the 7.250% Perpetual Preference Shares”) of $0.4531 per 7.250% Perpetual Preference Share. The dividend is payable on October 1, 2012 to the holders of record as of the close of business on September 15, 2012.

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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 year ended December 31, 2011, Aspen reported $9.5 billion in total assets, $4.5 billion in gross reserves, $3.2 billion in shareholders’ equity and $2.2 billion in gross written premiums. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A” (“Strong”) by Standard & Poor’s, an “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best and an “A2” (“Good”) by Moody’s Investors Service.

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