News Release

Woodmen of the World Receives 2011 BBB Integrity Award for Metro Omaha

September 15, 2011

(OMAHA, NE) – Woodmen of the World received the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Integrity Award at an award ceremony at Embassy Suites Hotel in La Vista, NE on Thursday, September 15, 2011. These awards focus on demonstrated ethical business practices with key stakeholders including customers, employees and community at large, rather than a company’s growth, profitability or popularity. The Integrity Award Winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges consisting of Omahabusiness leaders and members of the academic community.

“The BBB Integrity Award Winners have shown that ethics and integrity are core values of their organization,” said Jim Hegarty, president and chief executive officer, of the Better Business Bureau, Inc. serving Nebraska, South Dakotaand southwest Iowa. “The 2011 BBB Integrity Award Winners join an elite group of organizations that realize dealing fairly and honestly with employees, customers and partners are central to profitability and growth. They serve as role models for the business community in Omaha, and the Better Business Bureau Foundation is pleased to honor them with this prestigious award. ”

Woodmen of the World President and CEO Danny Cummins said, “Integrity is essential in business; in fact, it is deliberate. Trust, influence and repeat business are all results of doing what you say you'll do and keeping your promises, even when no one is looking. That's how we define integrity at Woodmen of the World, and I'm proud to be part of an organization filled with hard-working, honest people who follow that same standard.”

Woodmen of the World was founded in 1890 as a fraternal benefit organization. Today, Woodmen of the World offers insurance, annuities, mutual funds*, and 529 College Savings Plans*. Nearly 725,000 Woodmen of the World members across the country share a commitment to family, community and country. To learn more about Woodmen of the World, visit woodmen.org.