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June 20, 2011

Star Tribune Names Western National a 2011 Top Workplace

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group (WNIG) of Edina, Minn., today announced that it has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota based on an employee survey project conducted by the Star Tribune.

The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 19. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2011.

“It’s an honor to be named to this list based on the independent feedback of our employees,” said Stuart Henderson, President and CEO of Western National Insurance Group.  “Providing a constructive work environment for our employees helps us be the best company we can be for our policyholders, and this recognition affirms our efforts.”

Being named a Top 100 Workplace is an honor based on employee opinions regarding company leadership, workplace environment, benefits, pay, career opportunities, communication, and managerial skills.  Over 1,200 companies in Minnesota, including public, private, and nonprofit organizations, were invited to participate in this process.  All of the employee survey information was collected by WorkDynamics, which is an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

“The companies in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota,” said Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith.  “My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.” 

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)