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March 7, 2011

Western National Welcomes Pete Corning to Management Team

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group (WNIG) of Edina, Minn., today announced that Peter H. Corning, CPA has joined the group as Senior Vice President of Finance.

Corning, formerly a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Insurance & Asset Management divisions at CUNA Mutual Group, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has over 20 years of experience working with the insurance industry, first on the auditing side for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and later on the carrier side in financial management roles at Washington National Corporation and then CUNA Mutual Group.

“We are very pleased to have attracted the kind of talented leadership that Pete brings to our financial operations,” said Stuart Henderson, President and CEO of Western National Insurance Group.  “His leadership experience and accounting expertise will bolster our financial management and position our group of companies well to continue to build on its history of financial strength, stability, and profitable growth.”

Western National Insurance Group, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of nine active companies serving the property-and-casualty insurance needs of individuals, families, and businesses.  The group’s products are sold exclusively through professional independent agents in 13 states in the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern U.S.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, AIT*
Director of Communications
(952) 921–5680 or (800) 862–6070 Ext. 7680
steven.norman@wnins.com

* Associate in Information Technology (AICPCU-IIA)