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Farmers Insurance names Dave Clayton Business Insurance Agent of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA-(September 28, 2011) – Dave Clayton, a Farmers agent in Fremont, California has been named Farmers 2011 Business Insurance Agent of The Year. He has achieved that title seven out of the last eight years, a record unrivaled in Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® history according to President of Business Insurance Simon Noonan.

“Dave Clayton was also Farmers 2005 Agent of the Year,” noted Noonan. “His professionalism, leadership, profitability and civic participation exemplify all that is best about Farmers, and we couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Clayton has qualified for 15 Farmers Championships, 15 Topper Clubs, and this is his 15th time as a member of the Presidents Council. Championship and Presidents Council are annual conferences that celebrate Farmers’ most elite group of agents and district managers.

Clayton serves on the Board of Directors of a local bank and is a member of the Rotary Club in Fremont. “Dave Clayton puts tens of thousands of miles on his car every year because he knows it is important for customers to see their agent and be able to talk one-on one,” Noonan continued. “ He’s also very active in his community, particularly in his commitment to establishing digital I.D.’s for children through the m.i.l.k. program. He has helped families fingerprint and photograph their children and put the information on a DVD which can be used should a child go missing,” Noonan 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 or at

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