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Regions Insurance Opens Atlanta Office and Introduces Local Leadership Team

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Regions Insurance Opens Atlanta Office and Introduces Local Leadership Team09:00 EST Thursday, November 08, 2012 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Business Wire) -- Regions Insurance today announced it has established a new office in Atlanta, Ga., and hired industry veteran, Mike Breedlove, to lead the new office, the first in the state of Georgia. Mike Breedlove, Regions Insurance (Photo: Business Wire) Serving Atlanta and the state of Georgia, the new 10-person staff has significant experience in the region, with special expertise in transportation, contracting and manufacturing as well as employee benefits. “We are excited to extend the geographic presence of Regions Insurance and I'm pleased to have Mike and his experienced team on board to meet the insurance needs of companies across Georgia,” said Curren Coco, president and CEO of Regions Insurance Group. “Establishing an Atlanta office allows us to service all commercial needs in one of the largest markets in the Southeast and continue our growth as a dominant, full line regional broker.” Breedlove, a 25 year insurance veteran, will lead the office. He is well known in the Atlanta insurance community, having served on numerous insurance company producer councils. He is also a member of the University of Mississippi Risk Management and Insurance advisory board. A native of Texas, Breedlove began his insurance career in Atlanta with the firm of Merritt McKenzie. Prior to joining Regions Insurance, he spent 20 years with W. S. Pharr and Company. He served for five of the 20 years there as president and chief operating officer. Breedlove is a graduate of Concordia Lutheran University in Chicago, Ill. Also joining Regions Insurance from W. S. Pharr are Frank Glenn and Greg Mosely. Glenn is a 20 year insurance veteran and Certified Insurance Counselor, specializing in domestic and international commercial insurance. Glenn is a graduate of Georgia State University Risk Management School. Mosely will focus on employee benefits, having 29 years of insurance industry experience from both the insurance agency and company perspectives. Mosely is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and earned degrees in Actuarial Science, Finance and Insurance from University of Cincinnati as well as a Masters in Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati. Regions Insurance has also hired Dave Cox to join the Atlanta office. Cox has worked in insurance for 25 years, specializing in insurance for the transportation industry. Prior to joining Regions Insurance, he was owner of the Atlanta insurance firm Transportation Insurance Specialists. Cox is a graduate of The Citadel. “We are a client-focused agency prepared to assist all types of companies from small private companies to international corporations,” explained Breedlove. “We will use our expertise to recommend insurance coverage that effectively manages the risks faced by our clients at a competitive price.” Regions Insurance, an affiliate of Regions Bank, is ranked among the top 25 U.S. insurance brokers and is the fifth largest insurance broker based in the Southeast. Regions Insurance offers comprehensive insurance solutions and risk management services for businesses and individuals through more than 500 insurance professionals located throughout the 16 states Regions serves. Additional information about Regions Insurance and its products and services may be found at www.regionsinsurance.com. About Regions Financial Corporation Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $122 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation's largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50466872&lang=en Regions Financial CorporationEvelyn Mitchell, 205-264-4551