Western Financial Group Announces Completion of Additional Acquisitions in Alberta

October 9, 2007 – Western Financial Group announced today that they have completed additional acquisitions in Alberta – Younger & Holmes Limited in Peace River and Fimac Insurance Ltd. in Fairview. �Our Agency Network continues to expand in growing communities in Western Canada. Both operations have strong market share in their respective communities.�

Western Financial Group is a leader in providing insurance, financial services and banking services in over 80 communities, to more than 400,000 individuals and businesses in Western Canada through its WFG Agency Network locations, its affiliated insurance brokers, Western Life Assurance Company and Bank West. www.westernfinancialgroup.net