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Argo Group Appoints Industry Veteran Andy Omiridis to Its Finance Team

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Argo Group Appoints Industry Veteran Andy Omiridis to Its Finance Team14:40 EDT Wednesday, March 13, 2013 HAMILTON, Bermuda (Business Wire) -- Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today that Anastasios “Andy” Omiridis has joined the company as chief accounting officer reporting to Argo Group Chief Financial Officer Jay Bullock. Anastasios "Andy" Omiridis, Argo Group (Photo: Business Wire) “Andy comes to Argo Group with extensive experience in international finance and accounting. His broad knowledge of U.S. accounting standards coupled with his work in both finance and operations outside the U.S. are a great fit with our organization,” said Mr. Bullock. “He'll play a key role in providing timely and reliable information for Argo Group and we look forward to his contributions to the achievement of our strategic objectives.” Previously, Omiridis served as chief financial officer at MetLife American Life Insurance Company, where he directed all financial and accounting operations in Eastern and Southern Europe. Omiridis has held similar roles at Scottish Reinsurance and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has a bachelor's degree in biology from Saint Joseph's University and a master's degree in business administration from Widener University. 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. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130313006264/en/ Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.Lisa Scannell, 617-235-6138VP, Marketing & Communicationslscannell@argogroupus.com