November 9, 2009

Western National Insurance Group Announces Third Quarter Results

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

“We are pleased to once again report growth in the financial resources available to protect our policyholders,” said Stuart Henderson, president and chief executive officer.  “Our quality underwriting and customer service efforts, along with the efforts of our talented independent agency partners, continue to guide our company through an otherwise difficult market.  We look forward to building on these positive results as we move through the final quarter of 2009 and beyond.”

Western National Insurance Group, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional property-and-casualty insurance group writing over $240 million in Direct Premium in nine states.  The group consists of three active 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, please contact:

Mary S. Manley

SVP Corporate Affairs & Administration

952-921-3820

mary.manley@wnins.com