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Outstanding Performance Earns Ohio Mutual Insurance Group Additional National Honor

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NAMED TO WARD’S 50® FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

For the second consecutive year, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 insurers, according to Ward Group, one of the industry’s most respected organizations. The honor was announced today during an on-line press conference hosted by the Cincinnati-based Ward Group.

“We are thrilled and humbled to be named to this prestigious list once again,” said Ohio Mutual President and CEO Jim Kennedy, “and the honor is shared collectively by every Ohio Mutual associate. While we celebrate this great achievement, we also recognize that our company is blessed with great partners and a bit of good fortune, which permit us to be on this list once again. We pledge to maintain our focus and effort, and work as if this honor is still ours to earn.”

For each of the past 20 years, Ward Group has conducted a detailed financial analysis of more than 3,000 property & casualty insurers domiciled in the United States. Each year the organization identifies the top performers – naming the top 50 companies to the “Ward’s 50® Top Performers” list for the year and awarding each the “Ward’s 50” ® Seal.

Each company named to the Ward’s 50® has excelled at balancing safety, consistency, and superior financial performance over the past five years, and is then benchmarked against the industry overall. Ward Group publishes a comparative analysis each year in Ward’s Results®, an industry financial reference series, which is available from Ward Group at www.wardinc.com.

“Ward Group recognizes Ohio Mutual Insurance Group as one of the Ward’s 50 top performing property-casualty insurance carriers for 2010,” said Jeff Rieder, President of Ward Group. “In selecting the Ward’s 50, we evaluate company performance over a 5 year period and identify the top performers. Ohio Mutual has demonstrated the ability to maintain outstanding financial results over the long term while dealing with a challenging economy and competitive landscape.”

Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, founded in 1901 and based in Bucyrus, Ohio, partners with nearly 300 independent agencies to distribute quality property and casualty insurance products throughout Ohio, Connecticut, Indiana, and Rhode Island. In 2009, Ohio Mutual was first recognized as one of the Ward’s 50® top insurance companies in the United States and was named Company of the Year by the nation’s largest association of independent insurance agents. Additional company information is available at www.omig.com.


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