Gary Grose named interim leader of Argo Group’s Colony Specialty Business

Ron Vindivich announces retirement

SAN ANTONIO – January 7, 2019 – Argo Group U.S., member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO), today announced Gary Grose, Argo Group head of marketing and producer management, will serve as the interim head of Colony Specialty in addition to his current responsibilities, effective immediately. The company’s former leader, Ron Vindivich, has announced plans to retire.

“Gary is an effective leader with deep industry knowledge,” said Kevin Rehnberg, Argo Group president for the Americas & chief administrative officer. “He’s a valuable member of our executive team, and the perfect choice to assist with the transition and onboarding of a new leader.

“Ron has served in leadership roles at Argo for more than 12 years. During that time, he has made many contributions to the company.”

Argo is actively recruiting a permanent replacement and plans to have the position filled by the spring.

Gary Grose joined Argo in 2014 as head of producer management and later took on responsibility for all aspects of the brand and the marketing function. Grose joined Argo from Marsh, where he was responsible for leading all marketing and communications strategy and initiatives across the U.S. He has also held a variety of marketing and producer/distribution management positions at Zurich, Allstate and John Hancock. Grose is a graduate of State University of New York at Geneseo.

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ABOUT ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LTD.
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 www.argolimited.com.

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David Snowden
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
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david.snowden@argogroupus.com

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Susan Spivak Bernstein
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
Tel. +1 212 607 8835
susan.spivak@argolimited.com

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

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