Argo Insurance, a member of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII) announced today the introduction of Private Playbook SM, a management liability package policy offering private companies access to various professional lines coverages, including directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability and miscellaneous professional liability, under one policy.

“Private Playbook SM is designed to offer policyholders the flexibility to purchase single or multiple management liability and professional liability coverages with separate or shared limits,” explained U.S. Management Liability Senior Vice President Laurie Banez. “This approach allows for customization of each policy to address each company’s individual risk management needs.”

With coverage available through Argo Group’s insurance subsidiaries on both an admitted and non-admitted basis, Private Playbook SM complements existing products within Argo Insurance’s primary management liability portfolio, including liability coverage for employment practices, fiduciary, side A DIC, miscellaneous professional and EXECover SM, a directors and officers liability policy for public companies. A supplementary product, Flex-XS SM, is designed to attach excess of management liability and professional lines coverage.

Ms. Banez also announced the appointment of Stephen Scheier to the management liability team as vice president and underwriting manager. Mr. Scheier has more than 20 years’ experience underwriting management liability and crime and fidelity products.

“We’re pleased to add Private Playbook SM to our growing portfolio of products,” added Ms. Banez. “The introduction of quality new products and the addition of Steve to our underwriting team further supports Argo’s commitment to the management and professional lines marketplace.”

ABOUT ARGO INSURANCE

Argo Insurance is a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII). The U.S. Management Liability unit, located in New York, is dedicated to providing management liability and professional lines products and services through both retail and wholesale brokers.

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, Reinsurance, and International Specialty. 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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