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Progressive Announces Mobile Quoting for Agents

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Tablet quoting connects agents while on the go</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Progressive Announces Mobile Quoting for Agents09:00 EST Wednesday, January 18, 2012 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Progressive® Insurance (NYSE: PGR) announced its latest technology enhancement for its network of more than 35,000 independent agents: mobile quoting and selling capabilities. Progressive's agency-dedicated website, ForAgentsOnly.com, is now accessible from tablets, so agents can conveniently quote and sell personal passenger auto insurance anywhere, anytime. “Our agents are busy, on-the-go professionals, and we're finding new ways to break down the barriers to doing business quickly and easily wherever they go,” said Karen Barone, Progressive's agency distribution business leader. “We'll continue producing technology that helps agencies grow their business and stay better connected with their customers.” Agents with iPads® can now quickly and easily quote and sell policies, with AndroidTM compatibility coming in the next few months. The enhancements are part of a larger overall push to offer cutting-edge mobile technology. Earlier this year, Progressive made advancements to its customer-facing technologies by adding VIN scan, severe weather text alerts and SnapshotSM discount updates to its list of mobile offerings, which also includes finding a local agent, claims reporting, and bill pay. “We live in a mobile marketplace and providing agents with this capability will help them stay competitive and connected with both Progressive and their customers,” said Matt Lehman, Progressive's mobile business leader. “We'll continue looking for more ways to enhance our mobile technology offerings to create efficient business processes for agents that help them better manage their workflow demands.” Progressive plans to roll out additional enhancements this year, adding to its slate of mobile offerings and award-winning apps. 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. Progressive CommunicationsAmanda Lupica, 440-395-1523Amanda_Lupica@progressive.com