Independence Capital Group Changes Name to Comprehensive Financial Group; James E. Reopelle Named President

Dec 05, 2001, 00:00 ET from The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

    SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Capital Group, a
 full-service insurance and financial services firm, has changed its name to
 Comprehensive Financial Group (CFG).  James E. Reopelle has been named its
     The new name was chosen to better reflect the company's vision and the way
 in which its representatives work with their clients.  Through a
 comprehensive, consultative approach, CFG's financial professionals work
 closely with their clients to help them achieve their most important financial
     "We are very excited about our name change and the statement it makes
 about the service we provide our clients," said Reopelle.  "CFG's strength is
 in its ability to offer all of the disciplines needed to create comprehensive
 financial plans, and we are looking forward to continuing to provide our
 clients with customized solutions for their unique needs."
     CFG specializes in the areas of planning that require a disciplined
 process and comprehensive approach -- including wealth management, retirement,
 investment and tax, and estate and business planning.  To meet its commitment
 as a full-service firm, CFG has a network of more than 25 professionals, which
 includes registered representatives of Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc.;
 attorneys; insurance underwriters; professionals with trust and estate
 expertise and financial planners.
     Along with the new name, the firm is introducing a new logo and
 accompanying sales material.  James E. Reopelle, CFG's president, is leading
 its transformation.  With more than 18 years of experience in the financial
 services industry, Reopelle has been one of the leaders of the company for the
 past eight years and brings a fresh perspective to its future direction.
     His leadership and skill in recruiting and motivating financial
 professionals has earned him numerous company awards over the years.
     Actively involved in the community, Reopelle has been a member of the
 board of directors of the Coronado Cays Yacht Club and is currently involved
 with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.
     (Note to Editors:  Comprehensive Financial Group, an affiliate of The Penn
 Mutual Life Insurance Company, is located at: Nobel Corporate Plaza, 3636
 Nobel Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA, 858-622-0066.)
     Securities offered through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. (HTK), member
 NASD/SIPC.  CFG is not affiliated with HTK.
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SOURCE The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company