Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:  AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, today announced the appointment of Craig Landi as president of Argo Pro U.S. reporting to Steve McGill, group head of professional lines.

"As an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Craig has demonstrated his ability is to develop and manage all the specialized operations required to build, grow, and maintain an exceptional professional lines insurance business," said McGill. "His efforts will help us take Argo Pro to the next level of client service, growth and innovation in the marketplace."

In this position, Landi is responsible for leading all aspects of Argo Group's U.S. professional lines business, which includes a broad portfolio of errors and omissions and  management liability products sold through appointed retail and wholesale brokers.

Landi joins Argo Group from Freedom Specialty Insurance where he was president and chief operating officer. Prior to that he held senior leadership roles at Arch Insurance Group, ACE Insurance Company, CNA Insurance Company and American International Group where he started his career in professional lines underwriting.

He has a bachelor's degree in economics and finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

About Argo Group

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:  AGII) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, 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 worldwide insurance subsidiaries are rated 'A' (Excellent) by A.M. Best with a stable outlook and its U.S. insurance subsidiaries are rated 'A-' (Strong) by Standard & Poor's with a stable outlook. For more information, visit  www.argolimited.com or follow us on LinkedIn ( http://ow.ly/Oe6fK) and on Twitter at  @Argo_Group.

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