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Progressive Lowering Auto Insurance Rates in West Virginia

Monday, April 16, 2012

Progressive Lowering Auto Insurance Rates in West Virginia10:00 EDT Monday, April 16, 2012 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Progressive announced today that it is lowering auto insurance premiums in West Virginia. "We make it easy and affordable for consumers to get car insurance," said Progressive's West Virginian product manager, Allison Feakins. “We review our rates regularly, and, when market conditions allow it, make changes to help people save money. In addition to new lower rates, we already offer a variety of unique tools to make it easier to understand and shop for insurance.” With Progressive's easy-to-use Name Your Price®tool, people are also customizing coverage packages that fit their budget. The rate reduction is a statewide average. Some customers may experience a larger decrease, a smaller decrease or a rate increase. Historically, consumers who switch to Progressive save an average of $475*. "Now is the time to give us a call, go online or visit your local independent agent to make sure you're getting the combination of coverage, service and price that's right for you," said Feakins. Progressive Firsts For 75 years, Progressive has had a long-standing culture of innovation and superior customer service. Among its long list of industry breakthroughs, Progressive was the first to: Provide claims service at the scene of an accident. Sell auto insurance online. Offer a concierge level of claims service, an option that handles every aspect of a car's repair. To purchase auto insurance or get a free quote, call 1-800-PROGRESSIVE or visit www.progressive.com. To find a local independent agent, visit www.progressiveagent.com. *Average annual savings from 2011 national survey of new customers who saved with Progressive. 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 PRErin Hendrick, 440-395-0454ehendri2@progressive.com