Colony Specialty Announces the Appointment of Two Regional Casualty Managers

HAMILTON, Bermuda – September 11, 2017 – Colony Specialty, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, today announced the appointments within its U.S. Casualty Division of Mike York as regional manager, North Region and Donna Pyle as regional manager, South Region. Pyle and York will report to Tim Williams, vice president, underwriting at Colony Specialty.

“These leadership appointments will provide strategic oversight of our regional offices. They will enhance our product delivery, staff development and broker relationships,” said Williams.

The U.S. Casualty Division writes primary general liability along with supported and unsupported excess coverages. The appetite consists of casualty coverage for construction, premises and product risks. The regional managers coordinate the resources and efforts of the division, pursuing growth within their respective regions as well as supporting specialty units: New York Construction, Oil and Gas, Discontinued Operations, Owner Interest (property under construction coverage) and High Limit Capacity Excess coverage.

Mike York: regional manager, North Region

York will be responsible for overseeing Colony’s book of business in the North Region. He has more than 22 years of industry experience and possesses a mix of technical and marketing skills. Previously, he served as assistant vice president, underwriting team lead and was responsible for growing and managing the Midwest team at Colony Specialty. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee.

Donna Pyle: regional manager, South Region

Pyle will be responsible for building broker relationships and overseeing submission activity in the South Region. Most recently, Pyle served as assistant vice president, underwriting in the casualty division at Colony. She was responsible for managing the underwriting team and overall casualty support operations. Prior to that, she was assistant vice president, regulatory compliance for Argo Group U.S.

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Colony Specialty one the leading Excess and Surplus lines carriers in the nation, rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Licensed as a non-admitted insurer in 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we have the ability to underwrite with more flexible policy terms and premium rates on a non-admitted basis. We underwrite small, medium and large property and casualty risks on both an admitted or non-admitted basis.

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

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

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