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Trident Announces New Partnership with The McGowan Companies to Offer Public Entity Insurance Program in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Trident Announces New Partnership with The McGowan Companies to Offer Public Entity Insurance Program in Pennsylvania

09:00 EDT Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SAN ANTONIO (Business Wire) -- Trident Insurance Services, LLC (www.tridentinsurance.net), a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced today it has formed an exclusive business relationship with The McGowan Companies, a leading provider of specialized insurance solutions, to offer access to its public entity insurance program in Pennsylvania.

“We're excited to expand our business relationship with The McGowan Companies in support of providing our current and future Pennsylvania insurance clients with ease of access to our tailored suite of specialty insurance products and services,” said Tim Breadon, vice president, business development, Trident. “Working together, our companies are committed to delivering broad industry expertise, high-quality service and customized risk management solutions to meet the growing specialty insurance needs of public entities in the Pennsylvania market.”

The public entity insurance program—underwritten by Trident and now distributed by The McGowan Companies—is available to municipalities (boroughs, cities, counties and towns) in Pennsylvania. The program offers a package of specialty insurance products, including auto liability, auto physical damage, crime, employment practices, general liability, inland marine, property, public officials, law enforcement liability and umbrella coverages.

“We couldn't be more thrilled to continue our affiliation with Trident Insurance Services, a company that shares our commitment to providing our clients with outstanding products and services,” said Thomas B. McGowan IV, president and chief operating officer, The McGowan Companies.

For more information, insurance agents and brokers in Pennsylvania can contact The McGowan Companies at (800) 545 1538 or visit http://bit.ly/ZKhZej. Interested parties in all other states in the U.S. can locate a Trident representative in their area by visiting http://bit.ly/10CbL3t.

About Trident

Trident Insurance Services, LLC (www.tridentinsurance.net), a wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., is one of the largest providers of commercial insurance for small-to-mid-sized public entities in the U.S. The company has a distribution network of 650 brokers in 30 states, serving more than 2,000 municipalities, public schools and special districts. Trident's public entity insurance program specializes in municipalities with populations of less than 100,000 and counties with populations of less than 500,000.

About Argo Group

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 (www.argolimited.com) 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.

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

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