Rogers Stieg Transportation Insurance Ltd.

    CALGARY, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - Lee Rogers, President of Rogers Insurance Ltd.
of Calgary, and Walt Stieg, President of Stieg & Associates Insurance (Canada)
Ltd. of Billings Montana are pleased to announce that their respective firms
have reached an agreement, effective December 31, 2008 whereby they will
become joint equity partners to operate the largest transportation insurance
brokerage in Alberta. The brokerage will be called Rogers Stieg Transportation
Insurance Ltd. ("RSTIL").
    All current clients of Stieg & Associates Insurance (Canada) Ltd. will
become clients of RSTIL which will operate from the premises of Rogers
Insurance in Calgary. This new entity will be able to offer a wider selection
of markets including Old Republic, one of the largest transportation markets
in the USA under the name of Great West Casualty Company, as well as the
unparalleled expertise of Stieg & Associates, a premier trucking and
transportation brokerage in the USA.
    Walt Stieg stated that "this deal brings the back office, the sales force
management and the high standards of customer service from Rogers that will
greatly benefit current and future clients." Lee Rogers noted that the wide
service offering of Rogers and the more than 80 insurance markets it
represents means that Stieg clients will benefit from the best in property and
casualty, group personal lines, group benefits and disability plans and other
types of specialty services.

    Rogers Insurance Ltd. was founded in 1977 and currently employs in excess
of 145 staff from its Calgary and Fort McMurray offices. The firm has been
named as one of the Top Employers in Alberta for four consecutive years by
Media corp., and was recently named a regional finalist in Canada's 50 Best
Managed Companies program.

    Stieg & Associates has operated for over 30 years from Montana with a
Calgary office for almost 13 years as a specialty trucking and transportation
brokerage offering expertise and market for Transportation firms operating
locally and across North America.

For further information:

For further information: Lee Rogers, President at (403) 296-2400 or
Bruce Rabik, C.O.O. at (403) 296-2400, Rogers Insurance Ltd., 600, 1000 Centre
St. N., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7W6; Rob Cyr at (403) 476-4451, Rogers Stieg
Transportation Insurance Ltd.; Walt Stieg or Kent Dreessen at (406) 656-9666,
Stieg & Associates

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