The views expressed on this website represent the opinions of Voce Capital Management LLC and the funds and investment vehicles it manages (collectively, “Voce”) that hold shares of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (the “Company”), and are based on publicly available information with respect to the Company. Voce recognizes that there may be confidential information in the possession of the Company that could lead it or others to disagree with Voce’s conclusions. Voce reserves the right to change any of its opinions expressed herein at any time as it deems appropriate and disclaims any obligation to notify the market or any other party of any such changes. Voce disclaims any obligation to update the information or opinions contained on this website.
Certain financial projections and statements made herein have been derived or obtained from filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) or other regulatory authorities and from other third-party reports. Neither the Participants (as defined below) nor any of their affiliates shall be responsible or have any liability for any misinformation contained in any third-party, SEC or other regulatory filing or third-party report. Select figures presented within the materials contained on this website have not been calculated using generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and have not been audited by independent accountants. Such figures may vary from GAAP accounting in material respects and there can be no assurance that the unrealized values reflected within such materials will be realized. Nothing on this website is intended to be a prediction of the future trading price or market value of securities of the Company. There is no assurance or guarantee with respect to the prices at which any securities of the Company will trade, and such securities may not trade at prices that may be implied herein. The estimates, projections and potential impact of the opportunities identified by Voce herein are based on assumptions that Voce believes to be reasonable as of the date of the materials on this website, but there can be no assurance or guarantee that actual results or performance of the Company will not differ, and such differences may be material. This website does not recommend the purchase or sale of any security, and should not be construed as legal, tax, investment or financial advice, and the information contained herein should not be taken as advice on the merits of any investment decision.
The materials on this website are provided merely as information and are not intended to be, nor should they be construed as, an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. Funds managed by Voce currently beneficially own a significant number of common shares of the Company (“Shares”). These funds are in the business of trading—buying and selling—securities, and intend to continue trading in the securities of the Company. You should assume such funds will from time to time sell all or a portion of their holdings in open market transactions or otherwise, buy additional Shares (in open market or privately negotiated transactions or otherwise), or trade in options, puts, calls, swaps or other derivative instruments relating to such Shares, regardless of the views expressed on this website. Consequently, Voce’s beneficial ownership of the Company’s Shares may vary over time depending on various factors, with or without regard to Voce’s view of the Company’s business, prospects or valuation (including the market price of the Company’s Shares), including without limitation, other investment opportunities available to Voce, concentration of positions in the portfolios managed by Voce Capital Management LLC, conditions in the securities markets and general economic and industry conditions. Voce also reserves the right to change its intentions with respect to its investments in the Company and to take any actions with respect to its investments in the Company as it may deem appropriate, and Voce disclaims any obligation to notify the market or any other party of any such changes or actions. Neither Voce nor the other Participants or any of their respective affiliates has any intention, either alone or in concert with another person, to acquire or exercise control of the Company or any of its subsidiaries.
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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
Voce Catalyst Partners LP, Voce Capital Management LLC, Voce Capital LLC, and J. Daniel Plants (collectively, the “Participants”) intend to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a definitive proxy statement and accompanying form of proxy to be used in connection with the solicitation of proxies from the members of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (the “Company”). All members of the Company are advised to read the definitive proxy statement and other documents related to the solicitation of proxies by the Participants when they become available, as they will contain important information, including additional information related to the Participants and information about the Participants’ director nominees. The definitive proxy statement and an accompanying proxy card will be furnished to some or all of the Company’s stockholders and will be, along with other relevant documents, available at no charge on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov/, and are available by directing a request to the Participants’ proxy solicitor, Okapi Partners LLC, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10036 (call toll-free: (855) 208-8902; or email (requests for materials only): email@example.com).
Information about the Participants and a description of their direct or indirect interests by security holdings is contained in Exhibit 2 to the Soliciting Material filed on Form DFAN14A by the Participants on February, 25, 2019 and will be contained in the definitive proxy statement.