Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, today released its digital 2016 Annual Report, available at www.argolimited.com/reports/2016-annual-report. This year's report highlights the company's strong performance and other advancements made in pursuing Argo's vision to be a leading specialty underwriter. "It's great to acknowledge that the continuous improvements we are making to become a high-performing company are paying off," writes Argo Group CEO Mark E. Watson III in his letter to shareholders. In addition to updates on each of Argo's lines of business - Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty, and Syndicate 1200 - the report also provides insights into the macroeconomic and geopolitical environment affecting the industry. "Our industry rides on the tide of commerce. As geopolitical decisions influence the shape and scope of global business, the nature of risk itself changes dramatically," writes Watson. "Our duty is to know where conditions are in flux, and to assess if we can help businesses mitigate their risks with sensibly priced coverage." The report gives specific insight into how Argo collaborates with a wide variety of businesses around the world to help them succeed - with a focus on Argo's commitment to innovation, customers and developing enhanced solutions. ABOUT ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LTD Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: 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. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This release and the referenced 2016 Annual Report may include forward-looking statements, both with respect to Argo Group and its industry, that reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For further information, please see the Forward-Looking Statements disclosure in the 2016 Annual Report.