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ESS Insurance Group and NexTier Insurance Services, LLC
Announce Merger and Formation of ESS Energy Group

Butler and Kittanning, PA January 12, 2015 – ESS Insurance Group and NexTier Insurance Services, LLC today announced that they have merged their insurance operations, effective January 1, 2015. The combined organization will operate under the name ESS NexTier Insurance Group, LLC. Charles “Chip” Echnoz, a current principal with ESS will be Chief Executive Officer and Rick Putnam, current President and CEO of NexTier Insurance has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of the combined organization. ESS NexTier Insurance will maintain offices in Kittanning, Butler, and Greensburg.


Insurance products are: not a deposit; not FDIC insured; not insured by any federal government agency; not guaranteed by NexTier Bank or any of its affiliates; and, may lose value. Insurance products are offered through ESS NexTier Insurance Group.

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