SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
ROSS WILBUR L JR

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1166 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10036

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ASSURED GUARANTY LTD [ AGO ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/16/2011
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/16/2011 P 400,000 A $12 (1) 16,535,996 I See footnote (2) (3) (4)
Common Stock 16,294 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. The Common Stock reported herein was purchased at a range of between $11.88 and $12.09 per share. The purchase price reported above represents the weighted average purchase price for the reported transaction and has been rounded to the nearest cent.
2. These shares were purchased by the following funds: 380,329 by WLR Recovery Fund IV, L.P. ("Fund IV"), 1,294 by WLR IV Parallel ESC, L.P. ("Parallel Fund") and 18,377 by WLR/GS Master Co-Investment, L.P. ("WLR/GS Fund"); the aggregate total includes shares owned by the entities listed in footnotes 3 and 4.
3. WLR Recovery Fund IV, L.P. ("Fund IV") holds 13,444,513 shares directly. WLR Recovery Fund III, L.P. ("Fund III") holds 1,348,803 shares directly. WLR IV Parallel ESC, L.P. ("Parallel Fund") holds 46,297 shares directly. WLR/GS Master Co-Investment, L.P. ("WLR/GS Fund") holds 651,181 shares directly. WLR AGO Co-Invest, L.P. ("Co-Invest Fund") holds 1,045,202 shares directly. Mr. Ross is the managing member of El Vedado, LLC. El Vedado, LLC is the general partner of WL Ross Group, L.P., the managing member of WLR Recovery Associates IV LLC (the general partner of Fund IV and Co-Invest Fund), WLR Recovery Associates III LLC (the general partner of Fund III) and WLR Master Co-Investment GP, LLC (the general partner of WLR/GS Fund). (Continued in footnote 4)
4. Accordingly, Mr. Ross, El Vedado, LLC, and WL Ross Group, L.P. can be deemed to share voting and dispositive power over the shares held directly by Fund IV, Co-Invest Fund, Fund III and WLR/GS Fund. Invesco WLR IV Associates LLC and WLR Recovery Associates IV LLC have entered into a parallel investment agreement whereby Parallel Fund will invest on a pro rata basis in the same investments as Fund IV. Accordingly, Mr. Ross can be deemed to share voting and dispositive power over the shares held directly by Parallel Fund.
/s/Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. 08/18/2011
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