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William Wagner Named Agency Manager at Western & Southern Life

John BonelloCINCINNATI – June 18, 2014 – Florida native William H. Wagner has been named agency manager at The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (Western & Southern Life) to lead business development and operations for the company’s Jacksonville-West Agency.

Bill brings more than 30 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, and we’re confident his leadership will help Western & Southern Life expand the availability of its products and services to serve more middle-market consumers in the Jacksonville area, said Troy Brodie, Interim President, W&S Agency Group.

As agency manager, Wagner is responsible for driving profitable sales growth; and training, coaching and developing current and future sales managers in the region.

Prior to joining Western & Southern Life, Wagner held various positions at Allstate Insurance Company, most recently as field sales leader. Before entering the financial services industry, Wagner served in the U.S. Navy for four years.

Wagner holds FINRA registrations 6, 24 and 51 and is life, health, property-casualty and variable annuity licensed in Florida. He will work from Western & Southern Life’s Orange Park office at 1580 Wells Road, Suite 5. Contact him at bill.wagner@wslife.com or (904) 579-2392 for information about Western & Southern Life and its products and services. Products offered include life insurance, variable annuities, mutual funds and retirement plans from Western & Southern Life and various member companies of its parent, Western & Southern Financial Group. Securities offered through member company W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.

Wagner and his wife, Josephine, reside in Orange Park, Fla.

About The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (Western & Southern Life)
The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, and its wholly owned subsidiary Western-Southern Life Assurance Company (both known as Western & Southern Life), are members of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) and offer life insurance, interest-sensitive life insurance, fixed annuities, retirement strategies and personalized needs analysis for individuals, families and businesses in the middle-income market. It serves customers through 182 field offices nationwide, plus WSLife.com and a state-of-the-art call center known as the Client Relationship Center. For financial tools, career opportunities and product information, see WSLife.com.

About W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) is a diversified family of financial services companies. Its assets owned (in excess of $42 billion) and managed (in excess of $26 billion) totaled approximately $69 billion as of March 31, 2014. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain the following financial strength ratings: A.M. Best A+ Superior, Standard & Poor’s AA Very Strong, Fitch AA Very Strong and Moody’s* Aa3 Excellent. All of Western & Southern’s life insurance companies have a Comdex Ranking* of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.¹; IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC¹; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.¹; Touchstone Securities, Inc.²; W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.²; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit WesternSouthern.com. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (WSOpen.com), a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

* Lafayette Life is not rated by Moody’s and has a 97 Comdex Ranking.
¹ A registered investment advisor.
² A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
For current ratings, please visit http://www.westernsouthern.com/industry.asp.