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Holmes Murphy & Associates Celebrates 80 Years of Partnerships and Growth

March 26, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Founded during the height of The Great Depression, Holmes Murphy & Associates, one of the nation’s leading independent risk management and insurance brokerage firms, is celebrating 80 years in business this year.

“We appreciate our client partnerships, our valued employees, and all those who have united us along the way,” said Jim Swift, Holmes Murphy Chairman.

“This milestone is truly a testament to our team who continues to drive our clients’ businesses forward,” states Daniel Keough, CEO. “Our dedication to our clients has earned Holmes Murphy decades of loyalty.”

Holmes Murphy was founded in 1932 by Max Holmes. In 1939, Ray Murphy joined the agency, becoming a partner in 1951. The pair established a firm committed to dynamic leadership and independent ownership. This foundation is still embraced by the shareholders leading the company today.

“Our firm is now the 22nd largest independent risk management and insurance brokerage firm in the United States and the ninth largest privately owned brokerage firm*,” said Dennis Bishop, President. “During the past 20 years, the firm has climbed up to its current ranking from a ranking of 71st in 1992.”

An Industry Partner

Holmes Murphy is a leader in delivering quality insurance products and services in property casualty, employee benefits, captive insurance, claim processing, surety bonds, loss control, and claims administration. The firm serves clients from family-owned operations with hometown connections to major employers with global ties. Holmes Murphy has expertise in serving clients in agribusiness, architect and engineer, construction, C-store and petroleum, education, financial, healthcare, law, lodging, public entities, small business, transportation, and wind/renewable energy.

About Holmes Murphy

Founded in 1932, Holmes Murphy & Associates, an independent insurance brokerage, is ranked 22nd among America’s top 100 brokers and ninth among privately owned brokers. Holmes Murphy has 13 offices in 11 states, including Des Moines, Davenport and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Denver, Colo.; Dallas, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; St. Louis, Mo.; Madison, Wis.; Peoria, Ill.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. Holmes Murphy partners with business and industry leaders throughout the Midwest and across the nation in the areas of property casualty, employee benefits, captive insurance, risk management, and loss control.

For more information, call 800-247-7756 or visit www.holmesmurphy.com. Follow Holmes Murphy on Twitter.com @holmesmurphyins or visit us on Facebook.

*According to 2011 Business Insurance magazine.

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