Argo Group Releases Documentary to Celebrate Women in Sailing

HAMILTON, Bermuda – August 28, 2018 – Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance, today announced the release of “Sea Change,” a short documentary film that highlights three women of the Argo-sponsored Vestas 11th Hour Racing crew: Hannah Diamond, Jena Mai Hansen and Stacey Jackson.

“We continue to partner with teams like Vestas 11th Hour Racing who share our commitment to innovation, teamwork and sustainability,” said Gary Grose, group producer management and marketing leader at Argo Group. “Together, we will use this video to showcase these values and celebrate women who challenge themselves, take risks and change the world – qualities we encourage at Argo and on the sea.”

Vestas 11th Hour Racing was a contender in the 2017–2018 Volvo Ocean Race. A new rule in the latest edition of the event offered an advantage to teams that added female members, allowing them to sail with two to four more crew members than the maximum of seven permitted in all-male crews.

“It worked because every team had women on board,” said Stacey Jackson. “We’re honored to have this opportunity to highlight women breaking down barriers in sailing, similar to what emerging female leaders are accomplishing in the insurance industry.”

As part of Argo’s commitment to diversity in the workforce, the company also will fund a $10,000 scholarship at St. John’s University for a female professional studying risk management and insurance.

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Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in two primary segments: U.S. Operations and International Operations. Argo Group’s insurance subsidiaries are A. M. Best-rated ‘A’ (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo Group’s U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor’s-rated ‘A-‘ (Strong) with a positive outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at

Vestas 11th Hour Racing
Vestas 11th Hour Racing is led by Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, bringing together Vestas and 11th Hour Racing to compete in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race with a dual mission: achieve exemplary results in sport and be the most sustainable team in the race. The team advocates for effective solutions that lead to a clean atmosphere and marine habitat, harnessing the power of nature for a cleaner tomorrow, and using unparalleled knowledge to empower collaborative, systematic change for our environment.

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 92 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 78 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 23,900 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

11th Hour Racing
11th Hour Racing establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and maritime communities to promote collaborative, systemic change benefitting the health of our ocean – one degree at a time. Since 2010, 11th Hour Racing has been harnessing the power of sport with an innovative and comprehensive approach through three primary areas of engagement: Partners, Grantees, and Ambassadors.

For media inquires, please contact:
Ashley Heline
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
Tel +1 210 366 5613

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International underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market.

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