ArgoGlobal SE Opens Branch Office in Zurich

  ArgoGlobal SE Opens Branch Office in Zurich

Business Wire

ZURICH -- November 7, 2013

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), an international
underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today
that its European subsidiary, ArgoGlobal SE, has received a license from the
Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to conduct business
through its new branch office in Zurich. ArgoGlobal SE, will now write
professional liability business through its Zurich office. Additionally,
another subsidiary of Argo Group, Argonaut Services GmbH t/a Argonaut
Services, domiciled in Zurich, has recently been approved by Lloyd’s as a
service company for Syndicate 1200.

“This concludes yet another step in Argo Group’s progression in establishing
itself as a specialty insurer in a select, yet diverse number of geographies.
The dual risk carrier ability we now have in Switzerland offers our clients a
further dimension of differentiation compared to many of our competitors,”
explained Mark Peeters, chief executive officer of ArgoGlobal SE.

“Continuing with the innovative approach we’ve brought to the market in our
core professional liability product lines, we intend to build upon the solid
reputation we’ve established in Europe,” added Magnus Heimann, professional
liability underwriting manager.

Samuel Knoepfel has joined ArgoGlobal SE as director of marketing and country
manager for Switzerland. Mr. Knoepfel will be based in the company’s Zurich


ArgoGlobal SE, a subsidiary of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
(NasdaqGS: AGII), is based in Sliema, Malta and is authorized by the Maltese
Financial Services Authority to carry on General Insurance Business.
ArgoGlobal SE offers primary and excess insurance for a wide range of
professional liability products, such as a full suite of D&O (full cover and
A-side), crime, EPL, PI/E&O and PTL. ArgoGlobal SE is rated “A” by A.M. Best.


Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: 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), and Argo's U.S. insurance subsidiaries are
Standard and Poor's-rated 'A-' (Strong). More information on Argo Group and
its subsidiaries is available at


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