June 21, 2007

Stuart Henderson Re-elected to WCRA Board

Western National Insurance Group, based in Edina, MN, today announced that Stuart Henderson, president and CEO, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association (WCRA) at its June meeting. Stu will also serve as vice chairman, in addition to serving on the Audit & Financial Compliance, Officer Nominating, and Reserve Committees.

The WCRA is a nonprofit organization that reinsures all workers' compensation insurers and self-insured employers in Minnesota. The WCRA assures financial security for Minnesota's employers and their most seriously injured workers by providing cost-effective reinsurance coverage and quality services.

"I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the members of the WCRA and assist our outstanding staff in its mission," said Stuart Henderson.

Western National Insurance Group currently consists of five regional property and casualty insurance companies with shared administrative offices in Edina, Minnesota. Western National Mutual Insurance Company writes personal and commercial lines in MN, WI, SD, ND and IA. Western National Assurance Company writes personal lines in WA, OR, NV and UT, and commercial lines in WA and OR (maintaining an underwriting and claim office in Seattle). Farmers Home Mutual Insurance Company and Western Home Insurance Company currently write personal lines in MN, WA, NV and UT, while Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company is scheduled to begin writing select classes of commercial lines business beginning in the first quarter of 2008. All of the companies' products are sold exclusively through professional independent agents.

For further information, contact:

Mary S. Manley

SVP Corporate Affairs & Administration