Western Financial Group announces acquisition of leading Estevan brokerage

HIGH RIVER, AB, Oct. 7, 2011 – Western Financial Group announced today that it has acquired Border Bannatyne Insurance in Estevan, Sask.

The Estevan brokerage, which has been serving the community since 1920, will now operate as a Western Financial Group office with the same trusted local staff that care.

“This is another great addition to our Network of offices,” said Lana Wood, President of Western Financial Group (Network) Inc. “Having an office in the City of Estevan, a population of over 10,000, will give us the opportunity to expand our customer base in southern Saskatchewan and also allows us to broaden our commercial insurance portfolio as Estevan boasts some of the province’s leading oil, mining and power generation industries,” said Wood.

Joining Western Financial Group means the office will be representing more insurance companies, assuring their ability to offer the widest selection of coverage available at a price that gives value to their customers.

About Western Financial Group

Western Financial Group is a western Canada based, diversified, financial services company serving more than 550,000 customers. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in High River, Alberta. Western provides insurance, banking and investment products and services through more than 120 office locations, the internet (www.westernfinancialgroup.ca) and other distribution channels. With a skilled team of approximately 1,400 employees, and backed by the strong resources of its owners, Western is committed to building the strongest financial services company in western Canada. www.westernfinancialgroup.ca