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Progressive Launches Knowledge on Demand

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>New education portal offers agents free continuing education credits; library of learning materials</b></i> </p>

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Progressive Launches Knowledge on Demand09:00 EST Thursday, January 12, 2012 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Progressive® Insurance (NYSE: PGR) unveiled its new online learning portal for independent agents, Knowledge on Demand. With it, agents have another tool to stay competitive and informed to help grow their industry knowledge and their businesses. Progressive hosts the portal within its agency-dedicated website, ForAgentsOnly.com, providing easy access to hundreds of continuing education classes, online training courses and marketing programs. All agency staff members receive two free continuing education classes of their choice, and the option to purchase unlimited continuing education classes at a deeply discounted price. “With Knowledge on Demand, it's easy for agents to access tools they can use to stay sharp professionally,” says agency distribution business leader, Karen Barone. “Our new layout puts required courses right at agents' fingertips, helping them stay on top of state Property & Casualty licensing requirements. We also offer a wide range of learning materials so agents can stay current with all of Progressive's products and services. It's another way we're showing our ongoing commitment to the agency channel.” The portal's easy-to-use navigation introduces “Featured Content” for quickly identifying new and important materials, and a “Top 10 List” that promotes courses other agents are accessing most often. These features, along with the portal's search functionality, puts hundreds of courses and topics within agent's reach anywhere, anytime. Progressive partnered with continuing education compliance leader, RegEd, to offer agents hundreds of continuing education courses within the portal. “Continuous training is the foundation that allows agents to grow their business. The more agents know about the products they sell, the better they can market to their customers,” says independent agent Jesus Acosta of Lincoln Insurance Agency. “It's awesome that Progressive offers free credits to their agents. They're saving us money and time away from the office by helping us learn about the products we market every day. Having the ability to complete continuing education credits from the comfort of our home or office is a win-win for all agents.” 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— in-person with a local agent, online at progressive.com, or by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE. 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.progressiveonline.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 Discount®, 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. About RegEd(www.RegEd.com) RegEd is a leading provider of licensing and registration technology and outsourcing services, broker-dealer compliance management solutions and training and continuing education for financial professionals. Since 1994, RegEd has set the standard in the industry for rule-based compliance automation and technology-enabled outsourcing services. RegEd solutions deliver new levels of operational efficiency and allow firms to cost-effectively comply with state and FINRA regulations. Progressive CommunicationsAmanda Lupica, 440-395-1523Amanda_Lupica@progressive.com