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Press release from Business Wire

Progressive® Insurance Celebrates 75th Anniversary

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Progressive thanks all who have contributed to its success since 1937</b> </p>

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Progressive® Insurance Celebrates 75th Anniversary08:00 EST Saturday, March 10, 2012 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Today marks Progressive's 75th anniversary of making auto insurance innovative, accessible and easy for consumers. “When we look back at our 75-year history, we celebrate where we've been; but more importantly, we look ahead,” said Progressive's Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Renwick. “We see this as just the start.” Progressive's employees, agents and customers will celebrate in a series of events throughout the year. “Progressive is a product of the contributions of many people since its inception in Cleveland, Ohio in 1937,” Renwick added. “We are taking this opportunity of our 75th anniversary to thank them.” 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. 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 PRErin Hendrick, 440-395-0454ehendri2@progressive.com