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       Trident Insurance Announces New Carrier for Waste Insurance Program

SAN ANTONIO (December 3, 2008) –Trident Insurance Services, LLC, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., announced today that American
Alternative Insurance Corporation (AAIC), a subsidiary of Munich Re America Corporation
and an affiliate of Munich Reinsurance America Inc, is now a carrier for Trident’s Waste
Insurance Program. With the addition of AAIC as a carrier, Trident is now able to extend
its program availability to most U.S. states and the District of Columbia and to offer new
and expanded coverages.

The Waste Insurance Program, managed by 20-year industry veteran Marcia A. Brown,
provides property and casualty coverage for most types of non-hazardous waste service
activities for independently owned and operated waste haulers and recycling operations in
the residential and commercial markets. Through top-rated AAIC, Trident will now be able
to offer new coverages such as umbrella and rental reimbursement on auto; higher limits
on existing coverages; in-house risk control services; and significantly decreased quote
turnaround time.

Trident President, Hilbert ―Van‖ Schenck II said, ―We are thrilled to be able to partner with
AAIC on this program. With the expansion in products and services, as well as increased
autonomy, we now have even greater capability to offer the resources and flexibility our
agents—and their clients—require.―

―The partnership of AAIC and Trident came about naturally because both companies have
experience and expertise in providing insurance for the waste industry that spans more
than 20 years," said Bill Virgilio, vice president of AAIC's Specialty Markets division. "Our
clients recognize that experience level and I am confident that the partnership between
both companies will provide a superior product to the waste and recycle haulers
throughout the country."

10101 Reunion Place, Suite 450   T 210 342 8808
San Antonio, TX 78216            F 210 342 8193
Trident’s Waste Insurance Program began to issue quotes for AAIC as of Dec. 1 for
policies effective Jan. 1, 2009. AAIC is Rated A+, XV (Superior) by A.M. Best Company
and AA- (Very Strong) from Standard & Poor's.

Headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
(NasdaqGS: AGII) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance
products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of high-quality
products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs
of businesses in four primary segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty,
International Specialty and Reinsurance. Information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is
available at


Trident Insurance Services, LLC, is a wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Argo Group
International Holdings Ltd. For more information about Trident, please visit the company's Web
site at


10101 Reunion Place, Suite 450   T 210 342 8808
San Antonio, TX 78216            F 210 342 8193

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