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Tuesday September 26

Farmers Insurance Appoints Jerry Davies Director of Media Relations

Jerry Davies has been named Director of Media Relations for the Farmers Insurance Group(R). Davies joins Farmers from the Personal Insurance Federation of California, a state legislative and regulatory advocacy trade association headquartered in Sacramento where he has served as Director of Communications since 1995.

Davies began his career working in television news in Miami, Florida while attending the University of Miami. After a nine-year stint anchoring and reporting news at KPLG-TV, Miami and KCCI-TV, Des Moines, Iowa, he became Press Secretary and Director of Research and Consumer Education for the Florida Insurance Commissioner. After leaving the Florida Insurance Department, Davies became a regional executive director in charge of 13 states in the midwest and southwest for the Insurance Information Institute, a national insurance educational trade association headquartered in New York.

"We are delighted to have someone with Jerry's depth of experience and knowledge of our industry join Farmers," said Jeffery C. Beyer, chief communications officer of Farmers Group, Inc. "Jerry will be an asset to the news media who work regularly with Farmers."

"Farmers is a leader in innovative products and customer service and I am looking forward to joining the Farmers team and working with the media throughout the country on Farmers' behalf," said Davies.

Headquartered in Los Angeles and doing business in 41 states, the Farmers Insurance Group companies comprise the nation's third-largest personal lines property and casualty insurance group.

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