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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA (January 11, 2018)

INSURICA, Oklahoma’s largest independent insurance agency, announced the addition of prominent Lawton agency, J.T. Neal Insurance Agency. The merger of J.T. Neal into INSURICA’s existing Lawton office solidifies their position as Lawton’s largest and most comprehensive insurance agency.

“J.T. Neal has long been a strong presence throughout southwest Oklahoma. They have an excellent reputation in both the Lawton community and within the insurance industry for their focus on service and putting their customers’ needs above all else. We are thrilled these professionals are now part of our Lawton family,” said Mike Ross, INSURICA CEO.

“Protecting the interests of our clients has always been our focus,” said Larry Neal, President of J.T. Neal. “With INSURICA, we will have even more resources and access to proprietary programs and services for our customers. This is going to be great for both our current and future clients.”

INSURICA handled the merger internally with a team led by John Hester, Sr. VP of Mergers and Partnerships. Financial due diligence was performed by INSURICA CFO, Ed Young, and Enterprise Controller, Amy Herboek. The deal was effective on January 1, 2018.

Under the direction of INSURICA Lawton President Ryan Knowles, plans are progressing for the March relocation of J.T. Neal staff to the INSURICA building located on Southwest 2nd Street.

INSURICA places nearly $1 billion in annual premiums and has over 500 employees in 30 offices located throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona, and California.

Kevin Wellfare, VP Marketing

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