Western Financial Group Declares Dividends



    
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    HIGH RIVER, AB, June 1 /CNW/ - (TSX - WES, WES.PR.A, WES.PR.B) - Western
Financial Group ("the Company") announced today that it will provide the
following dividends:

    Common Shares (WES): $0.0107 per common share payable to the shareholders
of record at the close of business on June 30, 2009, and payable on July 15,
2009.

    Preferred Series 2: $3.375 per share payable to the shareholders of
record at the close of business on June 30, 2009, and payable on July 15,
2009.

    Preferred Series 3 (WES.PR.A): $3.375 per share payable to the
shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2009, and payable
on June 17, 2009.

    Preferred Series 4 (WES.PR.B): $3.375 per share payable to the
shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2009, and payable
on June 17, 2009.

    Western Financial Group is a leader in providing insurance, financial
services and banking services in over 90 communities, to more than 500,000
individuals and businesses in Western Canada through its WFG Agency Network
locations, its affiliated insurance brokers, Western Life Assurance Company
and Bank West.
    The Common Shares of Western Financial Group are traded on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol "WES".





For further information:

For further information: Jodi Greig, Manager Investor Relations, Western
Financial Group, (403) 652-2663, info@westernfinancialgroup.net

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