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Northwest Savings Bank To Acquire Bert Co.

Northwest Savings Bank, a part of Northwest Bancshares Inc. (NWBI), Wednesday agreed to acquire The Bert Co., doing business as The Bert Insurance Group, an employee benefits and property and casualty insurance firm. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Bert Insurance Group specializes in commercial and personal insurance planning as well as retirement benefit plans. The Bert Insurance Group serves all of northwestern Pennsylvania.

The Bert Insurance Group will operate as a subsidiary of Northwest Savings Bank. The former owner, Douglas Bert, will remain with the company and assume corporate management responsibilities as president of Northwest's insurance operations.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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