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June 27, 2016

Star Tribune Names Western National a 2016 Top Workplace

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group today announced the company has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. This is the sixth year in a row that Western National has received this recognition. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 26. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2016.

The Top Workplaces award recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction. The results are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. The analysis included responses from over 73,870 employees at Minnesota public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

“We’re pleased to be recognized once again as a Star Tribune Top Workplace,” said Stuart Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western National Insurance Group. “We remain committed to our employees and to making Western National a place where employees want to work and stay throughout their careers. Thanks to all of our employees who helped make this recognition possible.”

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,555 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

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