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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Protector Network® Wins Website Award Site delivers continuous safety and security benefits to CIG insurance clients. Monterey, CA, September 11, 2009 — The Protector Network®, an online members-only platform, has been honored as a 2009 New Media Awards (NMA) selection. One of six Websites to be recognized, The Protector Network -- http://www.theprotectornetwork.com -- delivers safety, security and savings benefits to clients of CIG (Capital Insurance Group), a Western U.S. property and casualty insurer. The Protector Network was cited for its unique contribution in the use of technology and content to serve CIG insurance clients. Barbara Eber-Schmid, Executive Vice President of the New Media Institute (NY) said, “CIG showed creativity in the use of new media as a form of communication. CIG is being recognized for excellence in new media communications.” The New Media Institute (http://www.newmedia.org/), host of the annual U.S. New Media Awards, is a research organization whose mission is to improve public understanding of issues surrounding the Internet and other forms of new media communications. Sandie Borthwick, Membership Administrator for The Protector Network said, “Our Website represents a substantive shift in the way an insurance company can communicate with its clients and how it goes about delivering value, regardless of a client's need for a claim.” Harvey Kraft, Head of Marketing and Business Development for CIG, (www.ciginsurance.com), headquartered in Monterey, CA, said, “TheProtectorNetwork.com shows how an insurance company can serve its clients in a constructive and continuous way. We are a traditional insurance company in business for more than 111 years and one that operates through a network of independent insurance agency partners, but the Internet has given us the ability to reach further and do more than we could in the past. With The Protector Network we are able to help individuals, businesses and communities do more to protect themselves from accidents, crime, and disasters. This digital platform offers us the opportunity to step up and be a proactive partner in contributing to the peace of mind of those we serve.” About Capital Insurance Group Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) is the leading property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. CIG insures personal auto, homeowners, condo owners, vacation property, renters, apartment building owners, and many kinds of commercial and agricultural property. The 111-year-old company is rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. It has recently been selected for the Ward’s 50 as one of the top safest and most efficient property/casualty insurers in the U.S. CIG manages personal, business and agriculture risks underwritten through its four affiliates: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. CIG Delivers More. Continuously. ™ About The Protector Network The Protector Network is a members-only organization offering safety and security benefits to clients of partner property and casualty insurance companies. The network assists individuals, families, businesses and communities with risk prevention, preparedness and rapid response by providing essential services, tools, solutions and products. ### Media Contact: Vince Guarino Clout — A Safety and Security Practice Carmel, CA firstname.lastname@example.org 831.625.2253 check One Approved with changes______X Approved as is____________________ CHECK ONE Approval to incur cost of Businesswire _______________X Name Date _____________________________ __________ Retun by Fax to: 831-657-9700 or with scanned signature to email@example.com
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