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Press Release

July 13, 2016

Western National Insurance Group Named a 2016 Ward Group Top 50 Property-and-Casualty Insurance Company

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced that it has been named to the 2016 Ward’s 50 Benchmark Group of top-performing property-and-casualty insurance companies in the United States.

Being named to this group recognizes Western National for achieving outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period (2011 – 2015). This is the eleventh time in the past twelve years (and the eighth consecutive year) that Western National has been named to this list of top performers.

“We are proud to be recognized once again as an industry leader in financial performance and stability,” said Stuart Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Western National Insurance Group. “Recognition like this is the result of a solid business plan, continued hard work by our employees and agency partners, and a strong commitment to policyholder protection. Ultimately, it’s consistent financial results like these ensure the continued protection of our policyholders in the years to come.”

Ward Group®, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based consulting firm that specializes in the insurance industry, annually reviews the financial results of over 3,000 Property/Casualty insurance companies, selecting the top 50 performers. This group of 50 companies is referred to as the "Ward's 50".

Western National Insurance Group, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of seven active property-and-casualty insurance companies. The Group insures personal and business coverages plus surety in 19 states across the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern U.S.; and surety-only in another 7 states. The Group distributes its products exclusively through Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT
Assistant Vice President – Communications
(952) 921–5680 or (800) 862–6070 Ext. 7680
steven.norman@wnins.com