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Farmers Insurance names Illinois Agent Al Candos 2011 Life and Farmers Financial Services Agent of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 28,2011) – Farmers Insurance agent Al Candos, Orland Park, Illinois, has been named the Farmers 2011 Life and Farmers Financial Services Agent of the Year. The award was presented at the annual Presidents Council Conference which celebrates Farmers most elite group of agents and district managers.

“Al Candos is no stranger to awards,” noted Farmers Life Insurance Company

President Jerry Carnahan. “He was honored as our Agent of the Year in 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009. This year, he has turned in an exemplary record in life insurance and financial services sales by making history and becoming our first agent to qualify for Million Dollar Round Table ‘Top of the Table’ status,” Carnahan said.

“Al Candos has been a consistent contributor during his career and is at the top among successful Farmers agents. He also sets a great example in his community as a significant fundraiser for the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society and through his work for a local women and children’s crisis center. This is the 21st time in his 28-year career that Candos has been chosen as a member of the Presidents Council. We congratulate Al Candos for his excellent leadership and dedication to his community and to all of his Farmers customers,” Carnahan concluded.

About Farmers Insurance
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

Media contact:
Jerry Davies
213-400-4459
jerry.davies@farmersinsurance.com


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