Western Financial Group hosts research analysts



    
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    HIGH RIVER, AB, June 10 /CNW/ - (TSX - WES) - Today, members of Western
Financial Group's senior management team presented a corporate update to
several Canadian research analysts.
    As part of the presentation, Bank West's President and CEO Bruce Ratzlaff
reported that the credit quality at the Bank remains strong with May gross
impaired loans at 1.2% of the loan portfolio compared to 1.0% as reported at
March 31, 2009. A copy of his presentation can be seen on the Company's
website at www.westernfinancialgroup.net.

    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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