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CNA Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Office Space in Sioux Falls


Company continues its ongoing commitment to the community and downtown revitalization

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CNA hosted a Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 31, 2012 to unveil its new office space located at the Lumber Exchange Building, 101 S. Reid Street. CNA moved in as the anchor tenant in May 2012.

“Through our subsidiary, Western Surety Company, CNA has been a strong partner in Sioux Falls for more than 112 years,” said John Welch, president – Surety, CNA. “This move demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Sioux Falls’ downtown revitalization, as well as our employee base.”

At the ribbon cutting, Welch was joined by more than 200 local business and governmental leaders. CNA executives included: Peter Wilson; president and chief operating officer - Specialty; and Paul Bruflat, vice president - Commercial Surety/Manager of Sioux Falls Operations.

The Sioux Falls operation currently employs approximately 365 people who underwrite small contract and commercial surety and fidelity bonds. Additional key support functions include customer service, agency services, billing and collections, claim handling, and information technology.

The Sioux Falls operation, which began as the Western Surety Company in 1900, became part of CNA Surety in 1997 and was bought out by its parent company CNA Financial Corporation in 2011.

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation.

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