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Progressive Honored for Diversity Efforts

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Car insurance company named one of 50 best companies for diverse managers to work by Diversity MBA Magazine</b> </p>

Monday, April 25, 2011

Progressive Honored for Diversity Efforts12:16 EDT Monday, April 25, 2011 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Diversity MBA magazine has named Progressive® Insurance to its “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work” list. Annually, the magazine names the best companies for women and people of color to pursue leadership positions. “People with different backgrounds and experiences are critical in bringing new perspective and growth to our business,” said Neil Lenane, Progressive's director of employee experience. “At Progressive, it's the diversity of our people that make this a great place to work.” Progressive earned a spot on the list in part because of the company's commitment to diversity. Progressive recruiters also advertise for jobs with ethnically diverse professional organizations, job boards and publications. Diversity MBA magazine evaluates more than 400 companies on the Fortune 500 list based on their diversity, employee retention, recruitment and company accountability efforts. According to the magazine, the 2011 ranking was very competitive with a 30 percent increase in participation by companies. To learn more about working at Progressive, visit http://jobs.progressive.com. About ProgressiveThe Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy, and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever, and however it's most convenient for them—online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, or in-person with a local agent. Progressive offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. It's the fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle insurance, and a leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at http://www.progressivedirect.com.au. Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, the Snapshot DiscountSM, and a concierge level of claims service. The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at (NYSE:PGR). Progressive PRLeah Knapp, 440-395-9928Leah_Knapp@Progressive.com