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Westwood Trust Names Randall L. Root President

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Westwood Trust Names Randall L. Root President

12:08 EDT Tuesday, April 09, 2013

DALLAS (Business Wire) -- Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (NYSE: WHG) announced the appointment of Randall L. Root as President, Westwood Trust – Dallas. Randy previously served as Senior Vice President, Trust Investment Officer and has been a member of the Westwood Trust team for twenty years serving the investment needs of affluent individuals and families, local and national charitable endowments and foundations and corporate retirement plans.

Randy Root, President, Westwood Trust - Dallas (Photo: Business Wire)

Randy Root, President, Westwood Trust - Dallas (Photo: Business Wire)

Brian Casey, Westwood's Chief Executive Officer, said, “Randy has been an indispensable member of the Westwood team for two decades. As President, he will lead Westwood Trust in its next phase of growth and ensure that our clients continue to receive the attentive service and customized investment solutions upon which we have built our reputation.”

Randy serves on the Advisory Council of the Dallas Foundation and is involved in numerous community service activities including Equest, Habitat for Humanity and The Stewpot. Randy was awarded an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS from Washington & Lee University.

About Westwood

Westwood Trust provides trust and custodial services and participation in self-sponsored common trust funds, including the Enhanced BalancedTM asset allocation strategy, to institutions and high net worth individuals and families.

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc., Westwood Trust's parent company, provides investment management services to institutional investors, private wealth clients and financial intermediaries. Westwood manages a variety of investment strategies including U.S., Global and Emerging Markets equities as well as income-oriented portfolios. Access to these strategies is available through separate accounts, commingled funds and the Westwood FundsTM family of mutual funds. Westwood has significant, broad-based employee ownership and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WHG.” Based in Dallas, Westwood also maintains offices in Omaha and Toronto.

For more information on Westwood, please visit our website at www.westwoodgroup.com.

For more information on the Westwood FundsTM, please visit www.westwoodfunds.com.

(WHG-G)

Westwood Trust
Randy Root, 214-756-6900
rroot@westwoodgroup.com

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