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HIGH RIVER, AB, Jan. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - As part of its ongoing commitment
to become the strongest financial services company in western Canada,
Western Financial Group ("Western") announced today that it has
acquired Roblin Insurance Travel and Realty Agencies Ltd. in Roblin,
The Roblin brokerage, which has been serving the community since 1976,
will now operate as a Western Financial Group office.
"Roblin is another superb addition to our Network of offices across
western Canada," said Scott Tannas, President and CEO of Western
Financial Group. "We will be bringing a wider range of products to and
offering more choices for our customers in Roblin and the entire
"Our announcement today demonstrates Western Financial Group's
commitment to west central Manitoba," continued Tannas, "we are excited
to be a part of this province's vibrant growth and renewed energy.
Roblin is a thriving hub for outdoor enthusiasts and the town is poised
for growth, with new businesses opening, and new residents arriving.
We're proud to be a part of this great story."
Western Financial Group will be building upon Roblin Insurance Travel
and Realty Agencies years of success. Existing and future customers
will benefit from Western's larger scale and breadth. The Roblin office
will be managed by Terry Hawryluk.
"Terry has been at this location and actively involved in his community
for more than 30 years. Terry has the same values, cares and interests
as the people he serves. Terry and his team's strong values, commitment
to customer service, and loyalty to the Roblin community are a great
example of what Western is all about." concluded Tannas.
The Western office will remain at 206 Main Street in the town centre of
About Western Financial Group
Western Financial Group is a western Canada based, diversified,
financial services company serving more than 600,000 customers. Founded
in 1996 and headquartered in High River, Alberta. Western provides
insurance, banking and investment products and services through more
than 120 office locations, the internet (www.westernfinancialgroup.ca) and other distribution channels. With a skilled team of approximately
1,500 employees, and backed by the strong resources of its owners,
Western is committed to building the strongest financial services
company in western Canada.
Western Financial Group is a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading
cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest in the
SOURCE Western Financial Group
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