SAN Group Enters Western N.Y.; Names Uhl as Regional V.P.

July 27, 2005

SAN Group, a network of independent insurance agencies in the Northeast, has acquired WIN Satellite Agency Network territory, covering the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara in western New York.

SAN Group also announced that Ellen Uhl will become the regional vice president for western New York. She will be responsible for membership services, development, and insurance company relations for SAN Group Agencies in western New York. Uhl has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience which encompasses both the company and agency aspects. Her previous positions include commercial lines underwriter and manager for a western New York company and agency producer and commercial lines manager at various agencies.

“We look at upstate New York as an important part of our continued growth and it is a logical step as we continue to venture beyond New England. We are excited to bring our services and relationships to western New York and to add Ellen Uhl to our team,” said Matthew Masiello, SAN Group’s chief operating officer.

The SAN Group has been operating in 18 eastern New York counties since 1999. SAN Group has 180 member agencies in the Northeast writing $250,000,000 in premiums and representing 39 insurance companies.

SAN Group is the founding Member of SIAA, Inc., an international independent insurance agency network of over 1,700 agencies writing over $3.5 billion in premiums.

For more information about SAN Group, visit their Web site at: www.sangroup.com .

For more information about SIAA, visit their Web site at: www.siaa4u.net .
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