ARGO Argo Group International
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 18, 2020
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
110 Pitts Bay Road
Pembroke HM 08
P.O. Box HM 1282
Hamilton HM FX
(Address, Including Zip Code,
of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (441) 296-5858
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common Stock, par value of $1.00 per share
New York Stock Exchange
Guarantee of Argo Group U.S., Inc. 6.500% Senior Notes due 2042
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On February 18, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (the “Company”) appointed Kevin J. Rehnberg to serve as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Rehnberg had previously served as the Company’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2019.
Prior to serving as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rehnberg served as President, Argo Group U.S., Inc., head of the Americas and Chief Administrative Officer since January 2019. From March 2013 to January 2019, Mr. Rehnberg was President of Argo’s U.S. Operations, overseeing all activities of Argo’s U.S.-based business segments. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rehnberg served as executive vice president for specialty lines at OneBeacon Insurance, where he oversaw specialty underwriting operations and acquired and built new lines of specialty business. Prior to that, he held positions at the St. Paul Travelers Companies, Liberty International and Chubb Corporation. He has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. Mr. Rehnberg is 56 years old.
A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Rehnberg as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 8.01||Other Events|
The Company previously announced on a Form 8-K filed on December 18, 2019, that the date of the 2020 Annual General Meeting would be March 24, 2020. The Board of the Company has moved the date of its 2020 Annual General Meeting from March 24, 2020 to April 16, 2020.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: February 20, 2020
ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LTD.
/s/ Jay S. Bullock
Jay S. Bullock
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer