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03/22/2007

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Allstate launches "The Good Hands Network," a multi-access approach to enable customers to reach the company however - and whenever - they want, providing access through a local Allstate agency, via allstate.com or at 1-800-Allstate. Allstate continues to make meaningful differences in people's live through volunteer committees, corporate and employee giving programs and The Allstate Foundation. Foundation signature programs debut to promote teen driving safety and economic empowerment for domestic violence victims. Allstate celebrates its 75th anniversary.

2000
The Good Hands Network goes live for the first time in Oregon. Customers are able to purchase auto insurance on the Internet, over the phone through Customer Information Centers or through an agent.

Allstate Life becomes Allstate Financial. The name reflects an expansion of traditional life insurance products to include savings and investment products.

Working Woman names Allstate top company for Executive Women.

The National Association of Female Executives recognizes Allstate as a leading company for executive women to work.

2001
Allstate acquires Sterling Collision Centers Inc., a leader in the auto body repair industry.

Allstate recognized as a Top Company for Diversity by DiversityInc.

Allstate announces that it will be the Official Home and Auto Insurance Sponsor of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and the 2002 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams.

2002
Continuing to execute its strategy to become broader in financial services, Allstate ends the year with nearly 7,000 personal financial representatives (more than half of Allstate exclusive agencies) licensed to sell a broad range of financial services and products. They issue more than $1.6 billion in new premiums and deposits - a total greater than 1999, 2000 and 2001 combined.

2003
Allstate establishes a Supplier Diversity Program to broaden procurement of goods and services with diverse suppliers.

The Allstate Foundation establishes the $1 million Emergency Response Fund to help devastated communities recover from natural disasters. The first $1 million grant helps the people of Southern California recover from the wildfires that ravaged the area.

2004
Allstate announces an agreement to become the Official Home and Auto Insurance sponsor for USA Basketball and its Athens-bound 2004 U.S. men's and women's basketball teams. Allstate and USA Basketball also announce plans to host a series of 10 youth basketball clinics at select Boys & Girls Clubs.

The United States Olympic Committee and Allstate announce the return of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Presented by Allstate, which had been inactive since 1992. The Class of 2004 is announced during a special induction ceremony on July 1.

2005
Allstate signs a multiyear NASCAR sponsorship agreement, becoming the official insurance sponsor of NASCAR, with the "Allstate 400 at the Brickyard" as its cornerstone.

Hurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast, becoming the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history with estimated industrywide, insured losses of nearly $40 billion. Allstate employees and agencies and The Allstate Foundation together contribute more than $6 million to help thousands of victims rebuild their lives.

InformationWeek names Allstate one of the nation's top 50 innovative users of information technology.

Allstate is ranked as the second most-admired company in the Property & Casualty industry in the 2005 Fortune magazine Most Admired Companies.

With Allstate® Your Choice Auto Insurance, Allstate revolutionizes car insurance in America, breaking the mold of products traditionally offered by many insurers with more choices, innovative features and enhanced rewards for safe drivers.

The Allstate Foundation launches a Domestic Violence Program to address economic challenges of domestic violence survivors.

Hispanic Business magazine names Allstate as one of the "Top 50 Companies for Hispanics."

Allstate initiates ProtectingAmerica.org, a broad coalition that seeks to better prepare and protect Americans from natural disasters.

The Allstate Foundation releases Chronic: A Report on the State of Teen Driving, including original research into teen attitudes and behaviors about driving. The report, one of the most comprehensive on the issue, serves as a launch for Allstate Foundation's unique, multiyear teen driving program, addressing the number one killer of teens: motor vehicle crashes.

2006
Institutional Investor ranks Allstate first in a survey rating the effectiveness of corporate investor relations among insurance companies in the property-casualty sector.

Allstate announces a multiyear sponsorship agreement with the FOX Broadcasting Company and the Sugar Bowl Committee to become the title sponsor of the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

On April 17, Allstate celebrates its 75th anniversary.

With the introduction of the Allstate® Your Choice Home, consumers choose their level of protection. Your Choice Home offers unique features, such as Claim-Free Bonus, Claim RateGuard™ and Guaranteed Renewal for Claims.

"Keep the Drive," The Allstate Foundation's national teen-to-teen smart driving movement, takes on the No. 1 killer of teens - car crashes. The movement is led by a "Drive Crew" - a group of diverse teens from across the country who want to make a difference in the lives of their friends and classmates. The Web site, www.keepthedrive.com, educates and motivates teens to spread the smart driving message.

The Allstate Foundation and the National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund host the first-of-its-kind national leadership forum as one component of the Foundation's Domestic Violence Program.

Allstate is awarded U.S. Patent 7,080,032 on July 18, 2006, for the innovative methods behind the deferred fixed annuity products, the Allstate® Treasury-Linked Annuity (T-Link) and Allstate® Treasury-Linked Annuity Plus (T-Link Plus).

Allstate tests Allstate Blue in Virginia. Allstate Blue works to complement the current standard auto products, but allows a more comprehensive offering with two key optional components for the nonstandard market: Loyalty Bonus and Roadside Help.

The Allstate Foundation Domestic Violence Program rolls out its Financial Empowerment Curriculum in more than 20 states, and releases the releases the results of its first annual national poll on domestic violence and economic abuse.

2007

The Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract is a key tool in Allstate's launch of a national Teen Safe Driving campaign that includes TV, print and a commissioned song to promote awareness of teen driving deaths and what can be done to prevent them.

Allstate launches Beyond February, an ongoing initiative that creates, supports and sponsors programs that empower and enrich the African-American community throughout the entire year - not just during Black History Month in February.

Bumper-to-Bumper Basics and Ballpark Estimator debut on allstate.com, offering consumers new online interactive auto insurance-related tools that answer common questions in plain English and help consumers better understand their insurance needs.

Allstate Green, an innovative new eco-friendly insurance option, launches and helps to offset auto emissions by funding reforestation and clean energy projects in the United States.

The Allstate Foundation launches www.EconEmpowerment.org, a Web site of the Foundation's Domestic Violence Program which provides information and resources to support survivors of domestic violence.

The Allstate "Good Hands®" Field Goal Net program continues to grow, including more than 350 college football games where field goals raise money for 57 Partner Schools' General Scholarship Funds.

2008
The teen driving program conducted by Allstate and The Allstate Foundation wins the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's U.S. Community Service Award for "exemplifying the highest ideals in corporate citizenship."

Allstate begins working with Posit Science Corporation, a leader in clinically validated brain fitness programs, to provide customers and consumers with an innovative solution that offers them access to products that can improve their quality of life and driving performance.

InformationWeek 500 annual ranking names Allstate one of nation's top innovative users of technology and recognizes Allstate's Next Generation Claim Systems and Consumer 2.0 technologies.

As primary sponsor of National Youth Traffic Safety Month in May 2007 and 2008, The Allstate Foundation's funding engages more than 25,000 youth in delivering safe driving messages in more than 250 communities.

Allstate launches allstategarage.com, a Web site catering to motorcycle owners.

Allstate acquires Retirement Bridge™, an innovative Web-based customer engagement and reporting tool that goes beyond the numbers to help consumers achieve retirement dreams.

Allstate celebrates U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with rare reunion of the "Magnificent Seven" members of the historic 1996 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team.

The Partnership Marketing Group acquisition broadens product and service offering and doubles Allstate Motor Club retail membership.

Allstate signs a three-year sponsorship agreement with Little League® Baseball and Softball.

The Allstate Foundation launches ClicktoEmpower.org to raise funds for domestic violence survivors, donating funds to the Education and Job Training Assistance Fund.

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