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July 22, 2013

Ross Sinclair Joins Western National

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group (WNIG) of Edina, Minn., today announced that Ross Sinclair has joined the group as Contract Surety Regional Manager, based in the group’s Edina office.  In this role, he will be responsible for producing and underwriting Contract Surety business as well as developing new production sources for Commercial Surety in the Midwest.

Formerly Associate Bond Manager at West Bend NSI located in Middleton, Wis., Sinclair has over 32 years of surety experience, including underwriting roles at CNA Surety Company and Old Republic Surety. Ross earned two Bachelors of Arts degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

“We are very pleased to be able to add an individual of Ross’ caliber and experience to our Surety operation," said Larry Byers, Senior Vice President, Surety. “We look forward to drawing on his knowledge and expertise of the local market to continue accelerating the growth of our contract and commercial surety products in the Midwest."

Western National Insurance Group (WNIG), headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of seven active property-and-casualty insurance companies writing over $365 million of premium on over $300 million of policyholder’s surplus. The group serves the property-and-casualty insurance needs of individuals, families, and businesses in 18 states in the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern U.S., with products sold exclusively through independent insurance agents.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Norman, CPCU, M.A., AIT
Assistant Vice President – Communications
(952) 921–5680 or (800) 862–6070 Ext. 7680
steven.norman@wnins.com