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 Location:  Chicago
 Date:    2012-01-04  
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Hub International Limited (Hub) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Associated Independent Agencies, Inc. (AIA), a Pullman, Washington–based insurance brokerage firm. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The AIA operation will become part of Hub International Mountain States Limited (Hub Mountain). Tom Lees, Chairman, Mike Rydbom, President, and Les Ruhs, Secretary, will join Hub Mountain as a result of this transaction. Tom Lees will serve as a member of Hub Mountain’s executive committee reporting to Tim Barnes, President, Hub Mountain.

Founded in 1985 through the consolidation of two long-standing agencies, AIA is one of the largest independent brokerages in eastern Washington and western Idaho. AIA is headquartered in Pullman, Washington with 14 additional locations throughout the region including Almira, Chewelah, Colfax, Colton, Colville, Davenport, Endicott, Kettle Falls, LaCrosse, Moscow, Palouse, Rosalia, Spokane and St. John. AIA offers personal, commercial and employee benefits solutions, with a deep niche in serving the insurance and risk management needs of small businesses, including the crop industry.

“AIA is a great strategic fit to grow the Hub Mountain operation, allowing us to expand our geographic footprint into eastern Washington, an area in which we’ve been looking to grow,” said Tim Barnes. “We are pleased to welcome the talented team from AIA, who have built an outstanding reputation as leaders in providing quality insurance solutions in the communities they serve.”

“We’re looking forward to becoming part of the HUB Mountain operation,” said Mike Rydbom. “The programs and systems HUB Mountain has to offer will greatly benefit both our customers and employees. We look forward to the continued expansion of our office.”

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International Limited is a leading global insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States, Canada and Brazil.



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Daniel Goldsmith

Hub International Limited
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 312.279.4840

Clark Wormer
Hub International Limited
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Phone: 312.279.4848


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 SOURCE :   HUB International Limited