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W&S Financial Group Distributors Names McGough VP Relationship Management

Stew McGough to manage financial institution relationships nationwide

CINCINNATI – Jan. 31, 2017 – Stew McGough has joined W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc., the wholesale distributor of annuities and life insurance products from member companies of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern), as vice president of relationship management for financial institutions.

In his new position McGough works consultatively in new account development and key account management to benefit financial institutions throughout the United States. His responsibilities encompass facilitating opportunities for value-added, customized strategies that significantly enhance processes, sales and profitability.

"Stew’s wealth of financial services knowledge and experience makes him a valuable resource to our bank partners," said Charles E. White, senior vice president of business development and relationship management for W&S Financial Group Distributors. "With more than two decades of success in the financial services industry, Stew brings an impressive record of identifying and developing sales opportunities and fostering consultative relationships that attract and retain clients. He is a tremendous addition to our team."

Before joining W&S Financial Group Distributors, McGough worked in the bank channel with AIG Financial Distributors for six years. Prior to that, he was with Symetra Financial Corporation and John Hancock. McGough holds a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, as well as FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 registrations and life, health and annuity licenses. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.
W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. (WSFinancialPartners.com) distributes fixed, variable and immediate annuities and life insurance products from Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company, all member companies of Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. Variable products are distributed through Touchstone Securities, Inc.² Marketing through a national network of broker-dealers, financial advisors, independent agents and financial institutions, W&S Financial Group Distributors assists financial professionals in helping individuals invest for, live in and manage risk during retirement. For more information, visit WSFinancialPartners.com/MediaCenter.

About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($45.4 billion) and managed ($23.1 billion) total $68.5 billion as of Sept. 30, 2016. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings and a Comdex Ranking of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.¹; IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC¹; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.¹; Touchstone Securities, Inc.²; W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.²; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit WesternSouthern.com. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open (WSOpen.com), a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

¹ A registered investment advisor.
² A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
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