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Todd Brooks name Vice President of Eastern Growth Markets for Farmers Insurance

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 18, 2009) -- Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® announces the appointment of Todd Brooks to Vice President of Eastern Growth Markets.

“Todd brings a wealth of talent and experience to this newly-created position,” said Scott Stice, Senior Vice President—Distribution Strategies. “He is the kind of leader we need to drive growth in our key states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia.”

“I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead Farmers’ efforts in these growing and vibrant markets,” stated Brooks. “We already have an outstanding team of agents, district managers and employees throughout these key states and I am confident that our outstanding Farmers people, combined with our industry-leading products and services will provide consumers with exceptional value.”

Mr. Brooks joined Farmers in June 1987 as a claims adjuster in Illinois. Over the next several years he received several promotions in the state, leading to his July 1996 appointment to Commercial underwriting team leader in the North Aurora Commercial Center.

In November 1998, Mr. Brooks transferred to Colorado Springs as Commercial support team manager. A year later, he was assigned Colorado Springs service center marketing support manager. In late 2000, Mr. Brooks transferred to Utah where he took over the position of division marketing manager. In 2002, he relocated to the Home Office as a marketing consultant II. He was then appointed inland market manager in the Northern California State Office and was subsequently named State Executive Director, California Inland State Office in June 2006. Mr. Brooks was then appointed Vice President of Underwriting in 2008.

Mr. Brooks earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill and holds a Graduate in Claims Administration (GCA) designation. Mr. Brooks, his wife, Judy, and children, Kelsie and Kennedy, reside in California.

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