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Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

November 10, 2009 09:40 ET Reaffirms Hastings Mutual Insurance's Rating: "A+"or "Excellent" for Financial Strength

HASTINGS, MI--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - Hastings Mutual Insurance Company has received a financial strength rating of A+ (Excellent Financial Strength). This top financial strength rating is only one of 5 given to all property and casualty insurance companies in the United States. The rating is based on an October 2009 review by Ratings, a leading independent provider of ratings and analyses of financial services companies, mutual funds, and stocks.

Per Melissa Gannon, VP, Insurance and Bank Ratings, "The A+ rating means that, in our opinion, Hastings Mutual offers excellent financial security. It has maintained a conservative stance in its investment strategies, business operations, and underwriting commitments. While the financial position of any company is subject to change, we believe Hastings Mutual has the resources necessary to deal with severe economic conditions. The A+ rating is the highest grade possible from Ratings and places Hastings Mutual on Recommended List of companies, an elite group of 5 property and casualty insurance companies representing the top .2% of the industry."

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Hastings Mutual is a regional Property Casualty insurance company serving customers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and most recently in Iowa. The company, based in Hastings, Michigan, has been writing commercial, farm, and personal lines business through independent agents and providing customers with financial strength and stability since 1885. For more information about Hastings Mutual, access the company web site:

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