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Progressive Reports May Results

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Progressive Reports May Results08:27 EDT Wednesday, June 13, 2012 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (Business Wire) -- The Progressive Corporation today reported the following results for May 2012:                                 (millions, except per share amounts and ratios; unaudited)       May       May       Change 2012 2011   Net premiums written $ 1,217.4 $ 1,134.6 7% Net premiums earned $ 1,230.0 $ 1,142.1 8% Net income $ 43.9 $ 74.1 (41)% Per share $ .07 $ .11 (37)% Total pretax net realized gains (losses) on securities (including net impairment losses) $ 2.7 $ (.4 ) NM Combined ratio 97.5 93.1 4.4 pts. Average diluted equivalent shares 608.6 648.3 (6)%   NM = Not Meaningful                                                         (thousands; unaudited)       May       May       Change     2012 2011 Policies in Force: Agency – auto 4,863.2 4,596.9 6 % Direct – auto 4,018.5 3,759.4 7 % Total personal auto 8,881.7 8,356.3 6 % Total special lines 3,939.2 3,750.4 5 % Total Personal Lines 12,820.9 12,106.7 6 % Total Commercial Auto 521.7 510.3 2 %                                 See the complete release at for further information. If you experience technical difficulties using this link, please email and a PDF of the release will be sent to you promptly. We have recently rebuilt our investor website and are now able to alert investors and analysts when new financial releases, calendar entries, or other pertinent information has been added to the site. Please sign up at About Progressive Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy, and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach it whenever, wherever, and however it's most convenient—online at, 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 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). The Progressive CorporationMatt Downing, 440-395-4222