Edward James Olmos in Phoenix to Discuss Farmers Insurance Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  Leading insurer offering new business opportunities throughout region

  WHAT:       Meet Emmy-winner and Academy Award-nominated actor and
              director Edward James Olmos, official spokesperson for Farmers
              Insurance, during a private media reception hosted by Farmers

              (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080605/LATH062)

  WHY:        Mr. Olmos will host Phoenix's professional community at a
              program where he will share information on career
              opportunities available at Farmers Insurance during the US's
              current difficult economy.

  WHEN:       Wednesday, February 18, 2009
              Private Media Reception 5p - 6p
              Program 7p - 8p

  WHERE:      Sheraton Downtown Phoenix
              Room TBD
              340 N. 3rd Street

  WHO:        Edward James Olmos, Actor/Humanitarian/Farmers spokesman
              Luisa Acosta-Franco, AVP, Diversity and Emerging Markets,
              Farmers Insurance
              Frank Soldano, State Executive Director - AZ, Farmers

  OPPORTUNITY:      Capture footage of Edward James Olmos speaking about
                    his own experience as an entrepreneur and his
                    commitment to the growth of Hispanic professionals
                    by taking advantage of career opportunities available
                    at Farmers Insurance. One-on-one interviews are
                    available. MUST RSVP BY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009.

Farmers Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services, an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Farmers(R) is the nation's third-largest Personal Lines Property & Casualty insurance group. Property and casualty products are underwritten and issued by the Farmers Exchanges and their subsidiaries, which Farmers Group, Inc. manages but does not own. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Farmers insurers provide Homeowners, Auto, Business, Life insurance and financial services to more than 10 million households. For more information about entrepreneurial opportunities with Farmers, visit our web site at www.ichoosefarmers.com.

  Contact: Jerry Davies 213.400.4459

  Contact: Luis Sahagun  323.252.1138

  Contact: Claudia Miani  305.537.2282

  Contact: Vickie Gaston  305.975.7169

  /PR Newswire - Feb. 12/

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SOURCE: Farmers Insurance Group



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