Industry Leader Dr. Bodo Sartorius to Join ARIS Title Insurance Corporation

  Industry Leader Dr. Bodo Sartorius to Join ARIS Title Insurance Corporation

Business Wire

NEW YORK & LONDON -- December 2, 2013

ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, a member of Argo Group International
Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), announced today that Dr. Bodo Sartorius will
join ARIS effective January 1, 2014, as chief operating officer and senior EU
executive. Dr. Sartorius will join ARIS from AXA ART where he served as chief
operating officer for over a decade. Based out of ARIS’ Zurich office, Dr.
Sartorius will help to oversee both U.S. and international operations for ARIS
and will assume day-to-day management of ARIS’ market initiatives in the EU
centered in Luxembourg and London.

“Dr. Sartorius joins us with a wealth of knowledge, experience and respected
relationships throughout the international art industry,” commented ARIS
Chairman Lawrence M. Shindell. “ We continue to develop the title insurance
market for the global art and collectibles industry particularly in the
institutional commercial, financial services and alternative asset investment
fund sectors. Having Dr. Sartorius on the ARIS team will assist in these
growth efforts as well as in strengthening our symbiotic relationship with the
fine art property insurance market.”’

“The expertise that Dr. Sartorius brings will be a substantial asset as ARIS
grows its market presence and expands its innovative initiatives,” said Argo
Group President and Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Watson III. “We’re very
excited that he’ll be joining the ARIS leadership team.”


ARIS Title Insurance Corporation is the world leader in securing legal
ownership to fine art and other precious collectible, non-real estate property
assets. ARIS serves the full range of stakeholders and participants in the
global art and collectibles industry including the institutional commercial,
not-for-profit, audit-accountancy, legal advisory, financial services, D&O/E&O
insurance and private equity and alternative asset investment fund sectors.
ARIS, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., is a New York State
domiciled title insurance company. ARIS is headquartered in New York, New
York. More information about ARIS is available at and


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 four primary
businesses segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty,
International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo Group's insurance
subsidiaries are A. M. Best-rated 'A' (Excellent), 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


This press release contains certain statements that are “forward-looking
statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933
and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such
statements are qualified by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding
future expectations generally and also may materially differ from actual
future experience involving any one or more of such statements. For a more
detailed discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see Argo Group's filings
with the SEC. The inclusion of a forward-looking statement herein should not
be regarded as a representation by Argo Group that Argo Group's objectives
will be achieved. Argo Group undertakes no obligation to publicly update
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.


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