Alteris, a services-oriented, complete solutions provider for the managing general agency community and a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), has announced that its SeptiCover program has been chosen by the National Association of Wastewater Transporters (NAWT) as the preferred property and casualty insurance program for its 600 members nationwide. NAWT board members have endorsed SeptiCover based on its outstanding coverages and service, as well as Argo Group’s longstanding financial rating of “A” by A.M. Best.

SeptiCover, the insurance program for septic haulers, pumpers and portable sanitation companies, has provided coverage to the septic industry for more than 15 years.

“Alteris has a strong commitment to the septic industry and we’ve created a one-stop solution that responds to the range of risk management needs of NAWT members interested in keeping their operations fully protected,” said Alteris Vice President James Tyrrell. “We’re confident that septic pumpers and haulers, portable sanitation operators and others we serve in this industry will be pleased with SeptiCover’s comprehensive insurance program.”

“We are pleased to recommend SeptiCover to all of our members,” said NAWT President Roger Winter. “We believe NAWT members will benefit from the tailored coverage package SeptiCover offers to the septic industry.”

Available through local brokers, SeptiCover offers a comprehensive coverage package with:
  • Auto, general liability, pollution, property, crime, inland marine, workers’ compensation, and errors and omissions coverages
  • Deep underwriting expertise in septic operations
  • Timely claims processing
  • Risk control services available to policyholders
  • Stand-alone errors and omissions coverage for designers and installers

For more information about the SeptiCover insurance program, please visit www.septicover.com, or contact Jim Tyrrell at 617.235.6142.

ABOUT ALTERIS

Alteris Inc., a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), provides services-oriented, complete solutions, operating through four business divisions: Trident Insurance Services, Alteris Public Risk Solutions, Alteris Alternative Risk Solutions, and Alteris Commercial Programs. Alteris offers managing general agencies and carriers access to a broad array of exclusive risk solutions for specialty programs and alternative risks including program placement, risk bearing solutions, capital support, strategic alliances, policy systems solutions, claims services, and reinsurance solutions. Information on Alteris is available at www.alterisus.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 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.

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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