Assured Guaranty Ltd., the holding company of the two principal players in the bond insurance industry, on Thursday announced fourth-quarter 2009 operating income of $155.9 million, way up from $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2008.

The figures exclude net-realized investment gains and losses and other items.

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