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Brown & Brown of Washington, Inc. Acquires Assets of Snapper Shuler Kenner, Inc. and Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance, L.L.C.

Posted on 09 Nov 2011

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J. Scott Penny, Chief Acquisitions Officer and Regional President for Brown & Brown, Inc., Nicholas J. Dereszynski, Regional Vice President for Brown & Brown, Inc., and Paul D. Kenner, principal of Snapper Shuler Kenner, Inc. and Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance, L.L.C., located in Lynden and Bellingham, Washington ("SSK"), today announced that Brown & Brown of Washington, Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., has acquired substantially all of the insurance agency assets of SSK.

With annualized revenues of approximately $3.7 million, SSK has provided a broad spectrum of property and casualty and employee benefits insurance products and services to clients throughout the State of Washington with origins dating back to 1925. Mr. Kenner and his staff will continue to serve their clients from their current Lynden and Bellingham, Washington locations.

Mr. Dereszynski, who is responsible for Brown & Brown's retail operations throughout Washington, stated, "Snapper Shuler Kenner's long-time, exceptional service to its clients in Washington will continue to advance Brown & Brown's growing presence in the Pacific Northwest. We are very excited to have Paul and his staff join the Brown & Brown team."

"This is the best of both worlds for our customers and employees," Kenner said. "Brown & Brown owns agencies, but doesn't run them. Most of our customers won't even notice any changes, but this will give us more resources to service businesses who operate nationally or internationally, as well as some clients who have complex insurance needs."