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Progressive® Insurance Named One of the Best Places to Work for Military Veterans

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Top-notch recruiting efforts, reserve policies and corporate culture earns car insurance company a spot on the <i>Military Times EDGE </i>‘Best for Vets' list two years in a row</b> </p>

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Progressive® Insurance Named One of the Best Places to Work for Military Veterans12:41 EDT Wednesday, September 14, 2011 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Military Times EDGE named Progressive car insurance to its Best for Vets 2011: Employers list. Each year, the magazine chooses the 50 best U.S. companies for veterans to work based on recruiting efforts, reserve policies, and corporate culture. Progressive actively and successfully recruits through military job boards, at job fairs, online/social platforms and in military publications. It also connects with veterans through the U.S. Department of Defense's Transition Assistance Program (TAP), which helps veterans transition from military to civilian life. In addition, Progressive offers 100 percent differential pay to active-duty reservists. This means that reservists who earn less in the military than they do at Progressive don't face a pay cut because Progressive makes up the difference. Progressive provides medical benefits for active-duty reservists and their families and offers a hiring program for military spouses. “We've always made it a priority to support those who support us, our military,” said Connie Dingeman, associate military recruiting manager for Progressive. “Our culture and company objectives complement the military training vets are used to; with strong leadership and discipline, vets find Progressive to be a natural fit.” Military Time's EDGE surveyed Fortune 1,000 companies and top government contractors and rated their vet-friendliness. To learn more about working at Progressive, visit About ProgressiveThe Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can engage 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, 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 challenging the insurance industry with shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, the Snapshot Discount®, and a concierge level of claims service. The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, are publicly traded at (NYSE:PGR). Progressive PRBrittany Senary,