Thomas A. Poland Joins Argo Group as Vice President to Head New Inland Marine Insurance Unit

  Thomas A. Poland Joins Argo Group as Vice President to Head New Inland
  Marine Insurance Unit

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 21, 2013

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international
underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today
that Thomas A. Poland has joined Argo Group as vice president to head the new
Inland Marine unit of Colony Specialty.

Thomas A. Poland, Vice President, Inland Marine, Colony Specialty (Photo:
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Thomas A. Poland, Vice President, Inland Marine, Colony Specialty (Photo:
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The company’s broad portfolio of Inland Marine products will include: customer
goods in transit, motor truck cargo legal liability, contractor’s equipment,
rigger’s liability, builder’s risk and renovation projects, installation
floaters, commercial output policies, warehouse legal liability, and a variety
of floaters.

Previously, Mr. Poland served as regional marine product line manager at
Seneca / Crum & Forster and has held similar roles at Fireman’s Fund Insurance
and Reliance Insurance. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from
Radford University and is a certified insurance counselor (CIC). Mr. Poland is
also a member of the Southeast IMUA chapter. In his new role, he will be based
in Colony Specialty’s Alpharetta, Georgia office.

“We are excited about expanding Colony Specialty’s suite of products to
include Inland Marine, and very pleased to have Tom join our team to lead that
charge,”said Michael Fleischer, chief underwriting officer, excess and
surplus lines.“Tom’s recognized expertise and market knowledge will help give
us immediate traction in the Inland Marine market.”

About Colony Specialty

Colony Specialty is the brand name that refers to a group of U.S. licensed
excess and surplus lines insurers with Argo Group. Colony Specialty insurers
write business in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and provide a market for insurance that covers hard-to-place risks
not written by the standard markets. Non-standard risks have unusual
underwriting characteristics and can include risks or capacity risks where
clients seek a higher level of coverage. For more information about Colony
Specialty, go to: www.argolimited.com/pages/our-companies/colony-specialty.

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.

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Contact:

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