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Press release from Business Wire

Progressive Car Insurance to Hire 185 People in Austin

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Employees enjoy on-site medical facilities, a fitness center and casual dress code</b> </p>

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Progressive Car Insurance to Hire 185 People in Austin11:26 EST Tuesday, January 24, 2012 AUSTIN, Texas (Business Wire) -- In a state where unemployment rates recently hit 7.8 percent, Progressive car insurance is helping boost the Austin area economy by filling 185 positions in sales, service and claims. Performance bonuses; a casual dress code; on-site medical facilities for employees and their families; and fitness centers are just some of the amenities that make Progressive a popular employer in the Austin area. “We're constantly looking for ways to make it even easier for employees to grow and succeed,” said Katie Koch, recruiting director at Progressive. “At Progressive, employees enjoy the flexibility to balance the demands of home and work. By putting our people first, we attract the best and brightest people around.” Phone representatives will sell policies, answer customer questions or help customers file accident claims. Progressive seeks candidates with customer service experience. All positions offer paid training. In addition, employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits. Progressive employees also enjoy: An on-site health services facility and massage services; aerobics, spinning and yoga classes; quiet rooms for relaxation and meditation; an on-site cafeteria with a variety of convenient, healthy and economical food choices; a world-renowned contemporary art collection; potential bonuses based on company performance; parenting resources, such as a child-care subsidy and maternity services; and tuition assistance. Progressive's headquarters are located in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Village, Ohio. Progressive also has five other major locations across the country. To find out more about jobs in Austin or to apply, please visit www.progressive.com/jobs. 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 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.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 PRBrittany Senary, 440-395-7249bsenary1@progressive.com