Brooke Capital Corporation Elects James Zuhlke Executive Vice President

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 6 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Brooke Capital Corporation (AMEX: BCP) today announced the election of James R. Zuhlke as executive vice president for insurance company operations. Zuhlke, 61, is responsible for Brooke Capital Corporation's auto insurance company operations and is the company's counterpart to Dane Devlin, executive vice president for insurance agency operations.

Zuhlke served as president and chief executive officer of Kingsway America Inc., and a director of its parent, Kingsway Financial Services Inc., a NYSE-listed company through 2004. During his tenure at Kingsway America, Zuhlke assisted in the acquisition of six insurance businesses and managed the integration and assimilation of their operations by strengthening planning, budgeting, financial reporting, underwriting, and claims handling disciplines. Mr. Zuhlke also founded Washington International Insurance Company in 1976 and co-founded Intercargo Corporation in 1980, which became a Nasdaq-listed company in 1988 and was ultimately sold to XL Capital Ltd. in 1998. Mr. Zuhlke holds bachelor's and juris doctor degrees from the University of Wisconsin and is a member of the Wisconsin, Illinois, and American Bar Associations.

"We are pleased to add a successful insurance entrepreneur like Jim to our executive team," said Kyle Garst, Brooke Capital's president and chief executive officer. "Jim has the kind of hands-on leadership and bias for action that fits in well with our executive team."

About our company . . . Brooke Capital Corporation (AMEX: BCP) is an affiliate of Brooke Corporation (NASDAQ: BXXX) that distributes insurance services through a network of approximately 900 franchisee- and company-owned locations. Brooke Capital Corporation's franchising business was named No. 1 in its category for the fifth straight year by Entrepreneur magazine (2008). Brooke Capital Corporation also owns a life insurance company. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Brooke Capital Corporation


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