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Grocers Insurance E-Learning Center Provides Innovative Safety and Accident Prevention Courses from Argo Group

Friday, June 24, 2011

Grocers Insurance E-Learning Center Provides Innovative Safety and Accident Prevention Courses from Argo Group08:00 EDT Friday, June 24, 2011 PORTLAND, Ore. (Business Wire) -- TheU.S. grocery and retail specialty division of Argo Insurance, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AGII), has developed an innovative online safety training program for grocery stores and supermarkets. Through a series of courses, the program focuses on common hazards within the grocery industry and offers practical training and solutions to promote safety awareness and prevent accidents. “The E-Learning Center provides a structured and consistent method of safety training for our grocery clients,” said Grocers President Bill Meisen. “Training promotes safe work practices, increases employee safety awareness and prevents customer and worker accidents, which is the key to controlling or reducing insurance costs over time.” Grocers Insurance online courses are intended to complement its clients' operational and customer service training programs. Each course is followed by a quiz, which allows employees to test their knowledge of the course content and document successful completion of each course. The learning management system allows Grocers Insurance clients to track their training program results by store, department and course. Courses include General Supermarket Safety; Cuts & Lacerations Prevention; Slip Trip & Fall Prevention; Lifting & Stock Handling Safety; Bakery/Deli; Meat; Grocery, Stocker and Receiving; Produce; Courtesy Clerk; Cashier & Front End; Store Management Safety Leadership; and OSHA. Spanish language versions of General Supermarket Safety; Cuts & Lacerations Prevention; Slip, Trip& Fall Prevention; and Lifting & Stock Handling Safety are also available. The E-Learning Center is accessible via Argo Group's Grocers Insurance Website, www.grocersinsurance.com. The safety training program is available at no cost to grocery and supermarket policyholders and for a fee to groceries and supermarkets that are not Grocers Insurance policyholders. If you would like more information, please contact Scott Esqueda, AVP - Loss Control, at 800.777.3602, ext 1644, or e-mail sesqueda@argogroupus.com. Argo Insurance – U.S. grocery and retail specialty is a member of Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products. 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 www.argolimited.com. *Argonaut Great Central Insurance Company, Argonaut Insurance Company, Argonaut Midwest Insurance Company, and Select Markets Insurance Company. Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.Lisa Scannell, 617-478-5206Corporate Communicationslscannell@argogroupus.com