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Steven K. Andersen Appointed Executive Director of the Farmers Insurance Houston Business Development Center

Houston, TX—(January 18, 2011)—Steven K. Andersen, Farmers Insurance® State Executive  Director has been appointed Executive Director of the Farmers Houston Business Development Center.

“I congratulate Steven on his promotion,” noted Farmers Executive Vice President of Field Operations, Jerry Carnahan. “With the constant threats of catastrophes, our catastrophe exposure is an important part of risk management. With his tremendous experience as a huge plus, Steve is stepping up to lead our catastrophe mitigation efforts in the Houston Business Development Center.”

Mr. Andersen began his career with Farmers in September 1983 working out of the Pocatello Regional Office as a loss control specialist for the states of Idaho, Montana and Utah. From September 1984 to 1999, Mr. Andersen held a number of positions in commercial sales in three states; Idaho and Montana marketing and division agency management; and education management.

In August 1994, he transferred to the North Texas Regional Office as regional marketing manager.  At the Texas State Office, in Austin, Mr. Andersen held the positions of marketing support manager, then division marketing manager in Houston, before he was promoted to Executive Director—State of Iowa, effective September 1999.  He was assigned to his current position as State Executive Director for Ohio in April 2006.

Mr Andersen holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Idaho State University.  In addition, Mr. Andersen has earned a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC); Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), IIA Certificate in General Insurance.

A native of New York, Mr. Andersen is a member of the American Society of CLU and ChFC.  He is Active in the March of Dimes; the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, and GAMA.

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.

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