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August 22, 2012

Scott Butler Joins Legacy Insurance Services

(Minneapolis, Minn.) Western National Insurance Group (WNIG) of Edina, Minn., today announced that Scott A. Butler, MBA, ARM, has joined the companies as Executive Vice President for Legacy Insurance Services, its Managing General Agency subsidiary located in Phoenix, AZ specializing in non-standard auto business. Butler will also serve as an officer in the servicing carriers, Arizona Automobile Insurance Company and Western Home Insurance Company, as well as being named a Vice President in the parent company, Western National Mutual Insurance Company. He will replace retiring EVP Terry Proctor, who will transition from the companies at year end 2012.

Formerly Executive Vice President & Managing Partner at Program Alliance, LLC, an MGA located in Jericho, NY, Butler previously served in various management positions at Northeast Alliance Insurance Agency, LLC and Lincoln General Insurance Company. He also has sales, underwriting and operational experience with Reliance Personal Insurance, GRE USA Insurance Group and Wausau Insurance Company.

“We are very fortunate to have attracted an experienced and well credentialed non-standard auto executive like Scott to manage Legacy,” said Stuart Henderson, President and CEO of Western National Insurance Group. “We are very pleased to welcome him to this specialty arm of the Group and look forward to working with Scott in the service of our customers, agents and employees.”

Scott earned his BA in Marketing from Elmhurst College, and his MBA (Finance) from DePaul University. He has also completed the ARM designation and holds a license in Property & Casualty Insurance.

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 17 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)