Mike Winemiller Follows David C. Bratton in Role as President of Briggs International

Dallas (November 28, 2011) - Briggs International Chief Executive Officer David C. Bratton, announces the promotion of Mike Winemiller to the position of President of Briggs International, effective immediately. With Bratton’s new role as Chief Executive Officer of Sammons Enterprises, Winemiller will take on ever-increasing responsibilities for the growth of the Briggs organization.

“Mike’s 28-year tenure speaks to his positions of ever-increasing responsibility within the Briggs organization,” Bratton said. “He has served in a variety of operational and management roles, consistently making contributions. After 28 years, you can rest assured that he aligns with our culture and lives our values. It was Winemiller’s experience and management skills that enabled him to successfully navigate Briggs through one of the most difficult economic climates since the Great Depression.”

Winemiller joined the Briggs Weaver’s Equipment Group in June of 1983, which subsequently became Briggs Equipment in 1996. Winemiller’s extensive operational experience includes serving as Briggs’ West Coast Regional Manager, responsible for Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego and Las Vegas, as well as North Texas Regional Manager responsible for Dallas operations. In 2006, Winemiller was promoted to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and in 2007 was promoted to his current position as President of Briggs Equipment’s US operations.

About Sammons Enterprises, Inc. and Briggs International
Founded in 1938, Sammons Enterprises, Inc., is a diverse holding corporation that owns and operates companies in three core business sectors – financial services, equipment distribution, and hospitality and real estate – and is dedicated to building the world’s premier ESOP-owned company through a commitment to high ethical standards, industry-leading businesses, solid financial performance and a true values-based culture, where every person makes a difference. The company also pursues a broad class of investments.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with assets approaching $50 billion, Sammons Enterprises consistently ranks in the top 150 on Forbes’ “American’s Largest Private Companies” list and was ranked number five on the “Largest North-Texas Headquartered Private Companies” ranked by 2010 total revenue published by the Dallas Business Journal.

Briggs International, the equipment distribution sector of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., is comprised of Briggs Equipment, US operations headquartered in Dallas; Briggs Equipment, Mexico operations headquartered in Mexico City; and Briggs Equipment UK, headquartered in Cannock, England. The companies employ almost 1,700 passionate people with powerful solutions in the US, UK and Mexico.

For more information, visit www.briggsequipment.com

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