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Progressive Receives Perfect Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality”</b> </p>

Monday, November 19, 2012

Progressive Receives Perfect Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index15:40 EST Monday, November 19, 2012 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Car insurance company Progressive has received a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2013 Corporate Equality Index. The HRC is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The HRC's CEI report, released each fall since 2002, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. It is the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion. Businesses rated 100% are recognized as "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” All consumer-oriented businesses are included in our "Buying for Equality" guide. Key Facts Progressive is one of 252 businesses to earn a top rating of 100 percent, Progressive earns the distinction of one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” A total of 889 businesses have been rated in the 2013 CEI, including the entire Fortune 500. QuotesSteve Adams, Progressive's human resource director “Progressive is proud to receive a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. This score is the result of our commitment to nurturing and valuing our diverse workforce.” About Progressive Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies (collectively, "Progressive Insurance") 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, are publicly traded at (NYSE:PGR). Progressive PRRebecca Lamb, 440-395-1899rappled1@progressive.com