July 23, 2009

Western National Insurance Group Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

Western National Insurance Group today announced its financial results for 2009 through June 30.  Significant comparative measures include:

“It is gratifying to report another quarter of healthy growth in the financial resources available to protect our policyholders,” said Stuart Henderson, president and chief executive officer.  “In the face of our industry’s current market challenges, Western National’s strong performance testifies to our employees’ and agency partners’ continued success in providing outstanding service to our customers.  We look forward to building on these successes throughout the rest of 2009 and beyond.”

Western National Insurance Group, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional property-and-casualty insurance group writing over $245 million in Direct Premium in nine states.  The group consists of three companies (Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, and Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company) serving personal and commercial customers in Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin, as well as commercial customers in Iowa and North Dakota.  All of the group’s products are sold exclusively through professional independent agents.

For further information, contact:

Mary S. Manley

SVP Corporate Affairs & Administration