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Argo Pro Expands Market Presence to San Francisco to Serve Growing Professional Liability Insurance Needs in U.S.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Argo Pro Expands Market Presence to San Francisco to Serve Growing Professional Liability Insurance Needs in U.S.

14:55 EDT Wednesday, May 08, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Business Wire) -- Argo Pro, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today it has expanded its national presence to San Francisco to serve the growing needs of the professional liability insurance market in the U.S.

“With an eye toward long-term, mutual business success, we are thrilled to expand our operational footprint in the U.S. to the West Coast,” said Laurie Banez, senior vice president, chief underwriting officer, Argo Pro. “In today's increasingly risky world, we are committed to keeping pace with the growing specialty insurance needs of the professional lines marketplace. To deliver on that promise, in large part, means providing our broker network with greater ease of doing business through local underwriting expertise and access to Argo Pro's broad portfolio of E&O and management liability products.”

Professional lines underwriting experts John Politis, assistant vice president, management liability and Mark Vella, underwriting manager, errors and omissions will serve as Argo Pro's primary contacts on the West Coast. They will be based in Argo Group's San Francisco office located at 101 California Street, Suite 2800.

For more information about professional liability products and services offered by Argo Pro, visit www.argoprous.com or contact the San Francisco office at (415)-394-0700.

About Argo Pro

Argo Pro is a leading provider of professional liability insurance products and services that can accommodate medium and large professional liability risks on an admitted and non-admitted basis. Through a single operating platform, and a robust network of appointed wholesale and retail distribution partners, Argo Pro offers a broad, customizable portfolio of errors and omissions, and management liability insurance solutions. Argo Pro maintains offices in Chicago, Jersey City, San Francisco, Scottsdale and Geneva, Illinois. For more information, visit www.argoprous.com.

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.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
Jamie Pachomski, APR, 617-235-6166
Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Relations
jpachoms@argogroupus.com

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