Pilkington Appointed President of Argonaut’s E&S Segment

November 8, 2006

San Antonio, Texas-based Argonaut Group Inc. announced that Dale H. Pilkington, who currently serves as president of its Colony Group operating subsidiary, has been appointed president of Argonaut Group’s Excess and Surplus Lines (E&S) segment.

Argonaut Group’s E&S segment writes commercial property and casualty accounts on a primarily non-admitted basis through Colony Group and Argonaut Specialty. Recognized as one of the top 15 excess and surplus lines carriers in the U.S., Colony underwrites difficult risks that the standard market is unwilling or unable to underwrite due to the unique risk characteristics associated with a class of business or particular insured. Argonaut Specialty, an underwriting manager, focuses on accounts in the non-admitted market larger in size and complexity than those generally targeted by Colony.

Both Colony and Argonaut Specialty will report to Pilkington in his role as president of Excess and Surplus Lines. Pilkington will retain his position as president of Colony Group until a successor is named.

Pilkington joined Colony in 1993 and assumed the role of vice president, Underwriting in 1994. He joined Argonaut Group as part of the acquisition of Colony’s parent company in 2001, and was named president of Colony Group in November 2002.

Previously, Pilkington held positions at General Reinsurance and EH Crump, in addition to owning and managing a retail operation in Florida. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from University of South Florida in Tampa. Pilkington is a member of the NAPSLO Board of Directors and currently serves as its treasurer.

Source: Argonaut Group

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