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Travelers Announces 2012 Personal Insurance Agent of the Year Awards

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Travelers Announces 2012 Personal Insurance Agent of the Year Awards09:30 EDT Tuesday, April 17, 2012 HARTFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- Travelers recently presented its prestigious Agent of the Year Award to 19 of its top Personal Insurance independent insurance agents. The agents selected for this award, who work in communities throughout the country, are recognized for their high achievements in their lines of business. They are specifically chosen for achieving long-term profitable growth for their agencies, dedication to high-quality customer service and for their commitment to Travelers. The honorees accepted the award at Travelers' annual Personal Insurance leadership conference for its top independent agents and brokers. “The Agent of the Year award recognizes business leaders for their proven ability to attain the highest standards of success in our industry through hard work, commitment and the responsibility to do it right,” said Greg Toczydlowski, President of Personal Insurance for Travelers. “We're proud of their accomplishments and truly value the partnership we've developed with them.” Following are the Agent of the Year Award recipients for their respective region or business area: Eddie Hebert, Jr., CU Financial Group LLC, League City, TexasBryan Costello, Costello & Sons Insurance Brokers, San Rafael, Calif.Craig Montgomery, Montgomery Insurance Services, Inc., Media, Pa.LeighAnn Koch, Koch Insurance Agency, Palm Coast, Fla.Tim Hyland, Agents Helping Agents, Louisville, Ky.Nancy Bender, Nancy Z Bender Insurance Agency, Inc., Boston, Mass.Patrick Bain, Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Chantilly, Va.Bill MillsIII, SIA Group, Jacksonville, N.C.Ted Dyste, Dyste Williams Agency, Minneapolis, Minn.Jared Carillo, Charles Carillo Insurance Agency, Inc., Windsor Locks, Conn.Mike Barbara, Otterstedt Insurance Agency, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J.Jeff Baker, 3-S Agencies, Inc., Gasport, N.Y.Shawn Webb, Pacific Crest Services Inc., Eagle, IdahoGreg Ahbe, TAG-The Ahbe Group, Centennial, Colo.Robert Cox, Select Insurance Markets, Houston, TexasJack Bennett, Bennett & Porter Insurance Services, LLC., Scottsdale, Ariz.Stephanie Cowie, American Benefits Consulting, LLC., New York, N.Y.JoAnne Murray, Allan M. Block Agency, Inc., Tarrytown, N.Y.Roxy Wiley, Tennessee Valley Associates, LLC., Madison, Ala. About TravelersThe Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage sold primarily through independent agents and brokers. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. The company generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2011. For more information, visit www.travelers.com. TravelersGary Griffin860-954-1371