Argo Group Appoints Industry Veteran Andy Omiridis to Its Finance Team

  Argo Group Appoints Industry Veteran Andy Omiridis to Its Finance Team

Business Wire

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- March 13, 2013

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international
underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today
that Anastasios “Andy” Omiridis has joined the company as chief accounting
officer reporting to Argo Group Chief Financial Officer Jay Bullock.

Anastasios "Andy" Omiridis, Argo Group (Photo: Business Wire)

Anastasios "Andy" Omiridis, Argo Group (Photo: Business Wire)

“Andy comes to Argo Group with extensive experience in international finance
and accounting. His broad knowledge of U.S. accounting standards coupled with
his work in both finance and operations outside the U.S. are a great fit with
our organization,” said Mr. Bullock. “He’ll play a key role in providing
timely and reliable information for Argo Group and we look forward to his
contributions to the achievement of our strategic objectives.”

Previously, Omiridis served as chief financial officer at MetLife American
Life Insurance Company, where he directed all financial and accounting
operations in Eastern and Southern Europe. Omiridis has held similar roles at
Scottish Reinsurance and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has a bachelor’s degree in
biology from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s degree in business
administration from Widener University.

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. 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.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:
http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130313006264/en/

Multimedia
Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50590080&lang=en

Contact:

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
Lisa Scannell, 617-235-6138
VP, Marketing & Communications
lscannell@argogroupus.com