Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today that George Luecke has joined Argo Group as senior vice president and treasurer. His oversight responsibilities will include all areas of treasury and capital management as well as involvement with the company’s acquisition activity. He will report to Argo Group Chief Financial Officer Jay Bullock.

“We’re pleased to have George join Argo Group,” commented Mr. Bullock. “The breadth of experience he brings across disciplines, roles and financial services segments will be a valuable addition to our finance effort. Adding George to the team will allow us to sharpen our focus on optimizing our use of capital, communicating our financial and business strategy effectively and exploring opportunities to profitably and intelligently grow our business and geographic presence.”

Mr. Luecke brings to Argo Group 18 years of experience in strategic and operating finance roles across various segments of insurance, reinsurance and financial services. During his career, he has served as chief financial officer of numerous major divisions at global insurance companies MetLife and Aetna. He also spent several years in charge of corporate development, mergers & acquisitions for several divisions of MetLife. Mr. Luecke was previously an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital solutions for insurance and reinsurance clients at both Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. He began his career as a corporate attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, after graduating from Harvard Law School with his J.D. He also holds a B.S. in Management/Finance from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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.

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