May 2, 2006
Western National Insurance Group Announces Licensing Agreement with CSC
Western National Insurance Group, based in Edina, MN, today announced the signing of agreements with Computer Sciences Corporation for its POINT IN software suite.
"We have spent the last year looking for an end-to-end Policy Administration System that will take our business into the next stage of growth and customer service," said Stuart Henderson, president and chief executive officer of Western National. "With this multi-year (and multi-million dollar) commitment and partnership with CSC, we expect to see even greater and improved efficiencies and service opportunities for our agents and our customers."
Western National anticipates that the implementation of the new multi-line system will start immediately and be concluded in the next 18 months.
"CSC is excited to add Western National Insurance Group to our customer community. This partnership is a great match of two companies that share the same values and mission. We look forward to working together to deliver tangible value to Western National and its agents and insureds," said Ray August, President of the P&C Division, CSC.
Western National Insurance Group consists of two regional Property and Casualty Insurance companies with direct written premium in excess of $210 million. Western National Mutual Insurance Company is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota and writes personal and commercial lines in MN, WI, SD, ND and IA. Western National Assurance Company maintains offices in Seattle, Washington, and writes the same types of business in WA and OR. The company distributes its insurance products solely via the Independent Agency distribution system.
Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology. With approximately 80,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC (NYSE: CSC) reported revenue of $14.6 billion for the 12 months ended Dec. 30, 2005. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.
For further information, contact:
Mary S. Manley
SVP Corporate Affairs & Administration