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Press release from Business Wire Names Progressive a 2011 Most Valuable Employers for Military® Winner

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Car insurance group also honored by <i>G.I. Jobs</i> magazine as one of the nation's Top 100 Military Friendly Employers</b> </p>

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 Names Progressive a 2011 Most Valuable Employers for Military® Winner16:42 EDT Tuesday, May 03, 2011 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (Business Wire) --, a website that connects military personnel with civilian careers, has named Progressive® Insurance one of its 2011 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military winners. selected winners based on their 2011 recruiting, training and retention plans for military service members and veterans. “Veterans tend to do really well at Progressive because they can adapt to change, lead teams, and they understand objectives,” said Connie Dingeman, who leads Progressive's military recruitment efforts. “We value their experience, which is why we seek them out on military job boards, at job fairs, and in military publications. We also recruit through the U.S. Department of Defense's Transition Assistance Program, which helps veterans make the transition from military to civilian life.” Active-duty Reservists working at the car insurance company receive 100 percent differential pay, meaning Progressive makes up the difference between the person's regular salary and the amount they earn while on active duty. Their health insurance also remains in effect while they're on duty. About Progressive The 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, 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 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,