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Farmers Insurance® Michigan State Office to relocate effective February 28, 2011

Novi, MI­­—( February 21, 2011)—In a move designed to create new cost saving enhancements, the Farmers Insurance Michigan State Office will relocate to a new office at 28850 Cabot Drive, Suite 900, Novi, MI 48377 effective February 28, 2011. 

William Walrath, Farmers Michigan State Executive Director said the move is aligned with our FarmersFuture 2020 strategy in the state. “In addition to expense management, the new offices will create added benefits such as a new 50 person training facility and technologically enhanced working conditions for our employees in the Detroit metropolitan area.”

Walrath said the move will also help Farmers create a better and more sustainable marketplace to grow.  “Having all of our property and casualty units working together will allow us to develop talent, quickly identify trends in the marketplace, and work together on many Michigan specific issues that we encounter that will benefit our customers.  This will allow us to continue to give our Michigan customers the first rate service they have come to expect from Farmers.”

The Michigan State Office move will begin February 21st.  Should anyone need to contact the State office, please utilize the email address at: More.Michigan.Auto@farmersinsurance.com. It is checked for messages daily. The new Main Phone Number is (248) 488-8201 and will be available on February 28th.

A part of the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, Foremost Insurance Group ("Foremost") has been a leader in personal lines insurance since 1952. Foremost is headquartered in Caledonia, Michigan. 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 www.Farmers.com or www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

Media contact:

Jerry Davies
213-400-4459
Jerry.davies@farmersinsurance.com



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