Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today that Nasurudeen Jameel has joined Argo Re (DIFC) Ltd. in Dubai as a senior casualty and professional underwriter. He will report to Argo Re (DIFC) Chief Underwriting Officer Lina Hantas.

“We’re pleased to have Nasurudeen join our operations in Dubai,” said Argo Re (DIFC) Senior Executive Director Tony Cabot. “The breadth and depth of his experience in casualty and professional lines business and his existing relationships with brokers and insurers add additional strength to our underwriting team as we look to offer expanded product lines in an important, growing market.”

Mr. Jameel has more than 20 years of underwriting experience in both direct and reinsurance business in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Prior to joining Argo Re, he was a senior underwriter at Takaful Re, responsible for underwriting general insurance business, particularly casualty, property and engineering lines written on both treaty and facultative basis. Prior to Takaful Re, Mr. Jameel held various positions with Oman Insurance Company.

Argo Re (DIFC) Ltd. was established in September 2011. It is a subsidiary of Argo Re, Ltd. in Bermuda, and a fully licensed insurance manager and intermediary in Dubai. The operation, which serves as Argo Group's hub for the MENA Region, focuses on casualty, professional and financial lines insurance.

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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