Unitrin Specialty & Red Shield Insurance Company Form Marketing Venture

July 3, 2008

July 3 2008 – Unitrin Specialty and Red Shield Insurance Company announced today that the two companies have formed a marketing relationship that will benefit both company’s appointed agents in Oregon and Washington.

Unitrin Specialty offers commercial auto coverage and Red Shield Insurance Company offers motor truck cargo and truckers general liability coverage for a wide range of commercial small and medium sized businesses. Both companies target and focus on insuring businesses ranging from service contractors and landscapers to couriers, contract haulers, and other types of trucking.

The companies are working on future “ease of doing business” enhancements and discounts that will benefit agencies and customers who place coverage with both Unitrin Specialty and Red Shield. As these enhancements are approved by the state departments of insurance, the two companies will inform their appointed agencies.

About Unitrin Specialty:
Unitrin Specialty (through the Financial Indemnity Company, Alpha Property & Casualty Insurance Company, and Charter Indemnity Company underwriting companies) specializes in writing commercial auto liability and physical damage coverage on vehicles for a wide range of small to medium size businesses, including fleets of vehicles up to 50 units. Unitrin Specialty offers commercial auto coverage in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Texas, Missouri, Arizona, and Colorado.

About Red Shield Insurance Company:
Red Shield Insurance Company has a long history of understanding the market and how business is done in the Pacific Northwest. The company specializes in underwriting inland marine business including motor truck cargo, truckers general liability, contractors and logging equipment, contingent cargo and various miscellaneous floaters. Red Shield offers coverages focused on small to medium size businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.

Contact Info:
For more information regarding the marketing relationship or to inquire about an appointment, contact:

Jani Campbell, Commercial Vehicle Sales Specialist, Unitrin Specialty: 800-456-1919 ext. 1551 or 503-580-0007 (cell) JCampbell@Unitrin.com

Jim Brown, Marketing Manager, Red Shield Insurance Company: 503-226-4146 ext. 114 or 503-984-5800 (cell) JBrown@Redshield.com

Unitrin Specialty Red Shield Insurance Company

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