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Southgroup Insurance merging with Cox and Associates

RIDGELAND — SouthGroup Insurance Services continues to grow through its recently announced proposed association with Cox and Associates in Carthage.

This new alliance, which will be effective Jan. 1, 2014, gives SouthGroup, headquartered in Ridgeland, 22 branch locations across the state.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Ronald P. Tubertini, president and CEO of SouthGroup, said, “I have always held Aubry Cox and Toby Tyler in high regard. I am personally looking forward to the contributions that both Aubry and Toby will make to the SouthGroup team.”

Aubry Cox said that Cox and Associates customers will continue to be served by the same staff.

“Both agencies have very similar operating philosophies in that we know our customers and we develop long-term relationships with them,” Cox said.


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