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Bermuda : ARGO GROUP to appoint new President.

An international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. Has declared that Matthew Wilken has been pushed to president of Argo Re., and he in his new role, Mr. Wilken will supervise the company's property catastrophe reinsurance operations based in Bermuda.

Since 2011, for Argo Group and president of Argo Re, who has reserved dual roles as group chief underwriting officer will be taken over by Mr. Wilken.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Wilken held increasingly responsible roles in reinsurance insuring at Kiln & Co. in London, while in his new role, which is pending approval from the Bermuda Department of Immigration, Mr. Wilken will report to Argo Group Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Watson III.

"I have the utmost respect for Matthew's underwriting ability and he has been integral to the establishment and growth of Argo Re," commented Mr. Carrier. "More importantly, his leadership skills will ensure that our team and our reinsurance business continue to thrive."

"Andrew and Matthew and the entire team at Argo Re have done an excellent job establishing a meaningful Bermuda-based reinsurance platform for Argo Group over the past five years," commented Mr. Watson. "Since 2011, Andrew has had the additional responsibility of overseeing enterprise-wide underwriting for business that has expanded in both scope and geography. This is an ideal time to turn the helm of Argo Re over to Matthew, whose proven leadership and underwriting skills are well-respected at Argo Group and throughout the industry."

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Date:Nov 21, 2013
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