Argo Surety, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today the release of the new Argo Surety smart phone application for agents and brokers. "Our new mobile app is a great way for our clients to access real time information that will assist them with their day-to-day business," said Argo Surety President Josh Betz. "Our deep commitment to providing our clients with best-in-class customer service is stronger than ever. The important contributions Brendan Keating, associate vice president underwriting, and Joe Perschy, director of strategic operations, made to this project resulted in the successful development and execution of an innovative idea that will create significant value for Argo Surety and its producers." Argo Surety provides contract and commercial surety bonds with a variety of businesses and industries, and they are one of the first surety carriers to offer an app that will be used by insurance agents and brokers to access templates, forms and secure documents including: underwriting forms, confidentiality agreement forms, collateral documents and bond forms. The first iteration of the app provides general information to agents and brokers, and Argo Surety will be adding to the functionality over time to make it more robust. Only approved and registered insurance brokers and agents authorized by Argo Surety are allowed to share these documents with end users. The Argo Surety mobile app is currently available for iPhone users with iOS 7.0 or later and available for download in the iTunes store. The app will be available soon for Android users and will be available for download in Google Play. About Argo Surety Argo Surety specializes in commercial and contract surety bonds and coverage for licenses and permits, court costs, and other miscellaneous needs for a diverse selection of businesses and industries. Targeted classes include, but are not limited to: service and general contractors, highway, transportation, manufacturing, energy/oil and gas, waste services, public utilities, healthcare, technology and coal and other mining. Argo Surety bonds are available in all 50 states through Argo Group A.M. Best rated "A" (excellent) companies. In addition to bonds in the U.S., Argo Surety has the ability to place bonds in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the European Union for many Fortune 1000 clients. For more information, visit Argo Surety's website. 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.