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Argo Insurance Announces New Pest Control Program

Argo Insurance, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), announced today that its Commercial Specialty Programs unit will partner with Britt/Paulk Insurance Underwriters to offer insurance for residential and commercial pest control operators. The pest control program, which will be rolled out initially in 14 states,* will offer a package product as well as general liability, auto, workers compensation, and excess liability insurance.

Britt/Paulk has built its reputation as a general agency specializing in property and physical damage coverage for agricultural, forestry, and contractor’s equipment since 1988. It now offers property and casualty insurance products on both an admitted and non-admitted basis nationwide for contractors, inland marine, aviation, agricultural, self-storage, marine, and forestry.

“Developing this program with Britt/Paulk gives us an opportunity to add a new class of business to our portfolio,” said Commercial Programs Vice President Jackie Bourret. “We also gain a trusted, experienced and well-respected business partner with access to a strong broker network.”

”We look forward to working with Argo Group as our new business partner,” said Britt/Paulk President John Paulk. “Its program-centric business philosophy matches our desire to better serve our niche market through our established distribution network.”

Britt/Paulk will administer the program from its offices in Atlanta, GA. Coverage for policyholders under the pest control program will be provided by Argonaut Insurance Company.

For more information, visit Britt/Paulk’s website at www.brittpaulk.com, or contact John Paulk III via e-mail at john.paulkIII@brittpaulk.com or by phone at 800-842-8917.

*Initial States: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

ABOUT ARGO INSURANCE

Argo Insurance is a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo Group's insurance subsidiaries are A. M. Best-rated 'A' (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo's U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor's-rated 'A-' (Strong) with a stable outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at www.argolimited.com.

ABOUT ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LTD.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo's insurance subsidiaries are A. M. Best-rated 'A' (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo's U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor's-rated 'A-' (Strong) with a stable outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at www.argolimited.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains certain statements that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations generally and also may differ materially from actual future experience involving any one or more of such statements. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see Argo Group's filings with the SEC. The inclusion of a forward-looking statement herein should not be regarded as a representation by Argo Group that Argo Group's objectives will be achieved. Argo Group undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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