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Michael Carr Joins Argo Group as Vice President for Errors & Omissions Underwriting

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Michael Carr Joins Argo Group as Vice President for Errors & Omissions Underwriting08:00 EDT Thursday, May 26, 2011 HAMILTON, Bermuda (Business Wire) -- Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today that Michael Carr has joined Argo Group as underwriting vice president for the Errors & Omissions (E&O) division of Argo Pro. He will be based in the Chicago office and will report to Mike Fleischer, chief underwriting officer for Colony Specialty. “We're pleased to have Michael join the Argo Pro team to head up our E&O division. He brings the experience and expertise needed to carry us forward in this very important market space for Argo Pro,” said Mr. Fleischer. Mr. Carr brings more than 20 years of experience in insurance operations and property, casualty and professional liability underwriting to this role. He recently served as vice president for technology and media at the Navigators Group, where he was responsible for developing technology, data privacy and media insurance products. Prior to that, Mr. Carr served as director for technology professional and data security at Markel Corporation, where he led the development and implementation of new technology, E&O and cyber risk products. Mr. Carr has authored many articles on cyber risks. He has given numerous talks on data privacy and security and was the moderator of the data privacy panel at the 2009 PLUS professional risk symposium. Mr. Carr holds a bachelor of philosophy degree from Northwestern University and an Associate in Risk Management designation. ABOUT ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LTD. 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 high-quality 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'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 Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.Corporate CommunicationsLisa Scannell,