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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Monday, December 21, 2015

High Drowsy Driving Crash Risk on Daytime Commute after Night Work

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety finds that nearly 40 percent of shift workers who participated in a test drive following a night shift experienced a near-crash event.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

National Association of Basketball Coaches, Women's Basketball Coaches Association and Allstate Announce Record 257 Nominees to Good Works Teams®

Fourth annual award honors college basketball student-athletes who are making a positive impact in their communities
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The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company today announced an all-time high 257 total nominees for the 2016 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams®. This distinguished award shines a spotlight on a select group of student-athletes who have shown dedication to service in their communities.

In its fourth year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® recognize players at all levels of college basketball who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement. From establishing nonprofits that provide youth with the necessary tools to become leaders of tomorrow, to raising awareness around pertinent issues that could save lives, these student-athletes exhibit leadership skills both on and off the court.

“The 2016 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® nominees are truly inspirational and their stories of service are a great example of the impact young people can make by dedicating their time and energy to do good,” said Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2016 NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® selection panels. “For the fourth year, Allstate is honored to join the NABC and WBCA to recognize these student-athletes for their leadership off the court to help make a difference.”

The 154 NABC nominees and the 103 WBCA nominees were submitted by sports information directors and college basketball coaches across the country. From the nominations, special voting panels, headlined by former Duke University basketball athlete, two-time NCAA® champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill, and former University of Tennessee basketball athlete, NCAA champion and WNBA legend Tamika Catchings, will select two 10-member teams comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February.

“The Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® is a nationally recognized award that continues to honor an impressive group of student-athletes who strive to better our society through service efforts. The WBCA family of coaches celebrates all the women’s and men’s basketball student-athletes who demonstrate a respect for the power of sports coupled with the responsibility to give back to others,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “The WBCA is proud to partner with Allstate and commends the recognition of these remarkable student-athletes for their significant humanitarian contributions.”

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to the 2016 NABC Convention and 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in Houston, where they will participate in a community service project benefitting the city. Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® will be recognized during the 2016 WBCA Convention and at the 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four® in Indianapolis, and will also participate in a local volunteer project. Allstate is an official corporate partner of the NABC, WBCA and NCAA.

“Once again as we have a record number of nominees for the Allstate Good Works Teams, it’s very evident that our men’s and women’s student-athletes in college basketball are unselfish and unwavering in their commitment to service,” said Jim Haney, executive director of the NABC. “From global initiatives in third-world countries to feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless around their own communities, these young men and women are very deserving of the recognition that Allstate provides with this exemplary program.”

In addition to Clarkson, Hill and Catchings, the 2016 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Team® selection panel members include: former college basketball student-athletes Clark Kellogg (Ohio State University / CBS Sports), and Alana Beard (Duke University); media members Seth Davis (Sports Illustrated/CBS), Dana O'Neil (ESPN), Carolyn Peck (ESPN) and LaChina Robinson (ESPN/FOX); former head coaches Bobby Cremins (Georgia Institute of Tech/College of Charleston), Seth Greenberg (Virginia Tech University), Marsha Sharp (Texas Tech University) and Nell Fortner (Auburn University); and current college basketball coach Coquese Washington (Penn State University).

Since 2008, Allstate has partnered with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as a sponsor of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, which shines a spotlight on the positive, off-the-field impact college football student-athletes have on their communities.

More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® and the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® is available at www.nabc.org and www.wbca.org.

The following student-athletes have been nominated for consideration to be named to the 2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®:

NCAA Division I  
Air Force Academy – Zach Moer Santa Clara University – Nate Kratch
Alcorn State University – Marquis Vance Southern Methodist University – Semi Ojeleye
Arkansas State University – Josh Pierre South Carolina State University – Darryl Palmer                        
Auburn University – Jordon Granger Stephen F. Austin State University – Thomas Walkup
Austin Peay State University – Khalil Davis Texas Christian University – Michael Williams
Belmont University – Jeff Laidig Texas Tech University – Toddrick Gotcher
Bethune-Cookman University – Ricky Johnson University of Alabama – Retin Obasohan
Brigham Young University – Kyle Collinsworth University of Arizona – Kaleb Tarczewski
Butler University – Kellen Dunham University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Mareik Isom
California State University, Bakersfield – Kevin Mays University of California Berkeley – Stephen Domingo
Central Connecticut State University – Brandon Peel University of California, Davis – Josh Fox
Central Michigan University – Chris Fowler University of California, Irvine – Mamadou Ndiaye
College of Charleston – Canyon Barry University of California, Los Angeles – Bryce Alford
Creighton University – Geoffrey Groselle University of Detroit Mercy – Anton Wilson
Davidson College – Nathan Ekwu University of Florida – Dorian Finney-Smith
Drexel University – Rodney Williams University of Georgia – Yante Maten
Duke University – Marshall Plumlee University of Iowa – Mike Gesell
Eastern Washington University – Venky Jois University of Kansas – Hunter Mickelson
Florida Atlantic University – Jackson Trapp University of Kentucky – Marcus Lee
Florida State University – Devon Bookert University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Kasey Shepherd
Fordham University – Mandell Thomas University of Louisville – Trey Lewis
Fresno State University – Marvelle Harris University of Maryland – Varun Ram
Georgia Southern University – Devonte Boykins University of Maryland Eastern Shore – Derrico Peck
High Point University – John Brown University of Massachusetts – Tyler Bergantino
Idaho State University – Ben Wilson University of Memphis – Shaq Goodwin
Indiana State University – Matt Van Scyoc University of Michigan – Spike Albrecht
Iowa State University – Nazareth Mitrou-Long University of Nebraska – Shavon Shields
IUPUI – Marcellus Barksdale University of Nebraska Omaha – Kyler Erickson
La Salle University – Rohan Brown  University of New Mexico – Cullen Neal
Lehigh University – Devon Carter University of North Carolina – Joel James
Longwood University – Kanayo Obi-Rapu University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Jordy Kuiper
Lyon College – Riley Jenkins University of North Carolina at Wilmington – Craig Ponder
Mercer University – Jibri Bryan University of North Florida – Beau Beech
Middle Tennessee State University – Reggie Upshaw University of Oklahoma – Buddy Hield
Missouri State University – Tyler McCullough  University of Pittsburgh – James Robinson
Morehead State University – Corban Collins                              University of South Carolina – Mindaugas Kacinas
North Carolina A&T State University – Denzel Keyes University of Southern California – Samer Dhillon
North Dakota State University – Chris Kading University of Tennessee – Armani Moore
Northeastern University – Zach Stahl University of Texas at Arlington – Drew Charles
Northern Arizona University – Jordyn Martin University of Texas – Demarcus Holland
Northwestern State University – Jalan West University of Tulsa – Shaquille Harrison
Oakland University – Max Hooper University of Vermont – Trae Bell-Haynes
Oklahoma State University – Phil Forte University of Virginia – Anthony Gill
Old Dominion University – Trey Freeman University of Wisconsin – Nigel Hayes
Oral Roberts University – Obi Emegano University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Justin Jordan
Oregon State University – Daniel Gomis Utah State University – David Collette
Pepperdine University – Stacy Davis Valparaiso University – Alec Peters
Presbyterian College – Will Adams Vanderbilt University – Luke Kornet
Purdue University – Rapheal Davis Villanova University – Ryan Arcidiacono
Quinnipiac University (Conn.) – James Ford, Jr. Washington State University – Junior Longrus
Rice University – Max Guercy West Virginia University – Devin Williams
Rider University – Jimmie Taylor III Western Illinois University – Garret Covington
Rutgers University – Greg Lewis Western Kentucky University – Nigel Snipes
 
NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA
Alma College – DJ Beckman LeTourneau University – CJ Edwards
Azusa Pacific University – LyDell Cardwell Lewis & Clark College – Jason Luhnow
Bard College – Harry Johnson Louisiana State University - Alexandria – Austin Adams 
Barton College – Nick Ellison Maine Maritime Academy – Zachary Radcliffe
Benedictine University – Michael Blaszczyk Millsaps College – Rajan Hanstad
Bluefield State College – Avery Holliday Merrimack College – Tyler Hunt
California Baptist University – Jordan Giusti Messiah College – Joshua Clippinger
California State University, East Bay – Alex Manu Pittsburg State University – Josiah Gustafson
Carson-Newman University – Sawyer Williams Ripon College – Jordan Stiede
Central College – Jordan Saddoris  Roanoke College – Cameron Smith
Colorado College – James Lonergan Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology – Tyler Duffy
Columbia College (Mo.) – Zach Rockers Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – Mark Schumacher
Delta State University – Jack Madgen Slippery Rock University – Jordan Grady
Dominican University of California – Christopher Schwartz-Edmisten SUNY Plattsburgh – Kyle Richardson
Eureka College – Michael Sain South Dakota School of Mines and Technology – Philip Schanilec         
Fitchburg State University – Kwame Lee Tarleton State University – Jakob Damstra
Florida Institute of Technology – Isaac Spence Thomas More College – Louis Walker III
Franklin & Marshall College – Lior Levy University of the Ozarks – Josh Ferrell
Freed-Hardeman University – Isaiah Harrison University of West Alabama – Matt Hancock 
Fresno Pacific University – Roger Paul University of West Florida – Justin Williams
Hope College – Ben Gardner University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Peyton River
Hampden-Sydney College – Nick Chase Wayne State University – Michael Lewis
Indiana University East – Vasha Davis  Westminster College (Pa.) – Jarret Vrabel
Lake Superior State University – Michael Smutny Young Harris College – C.J. Wilson

The following student-athletes have been nominated for consideration to be named to the 2016 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®:

NCAA Division I
Arizona State University – Arnecia Hawkins Stephen F. Austin State University – LaNesha Middleton
Boston College – Alexa Coulombe Stony Brook University – Brittany Snow
Brown University – Ellise Sharpe Texas A&M University – Jordan Jones
California State University, Bakersfield – Alyssa Shannon Texas Christian University – Zahna Medley
Coastal Carolina University – Olivia Carlton Troy University – Ashley Beverly Kelley
Colgate University – Randyll Butler U.S. Military Academy – Aimee Oertner
College of the Holy Cross – Raquel Scott University of Alabama – Nikki Hegstetter
DePaul University – Chanise Jenkins University of Arkansas – Melissa Wolff
East Carolina University – DeVaughn Gray University of California, Los Angeles – Kacy Swain
Florida State University – Brittany Brown University of Georgia – Merritt Hempe
Fordham University – Danielle Padovano University of Houston – Jessieka Palmer
George Mason University – Taylor Brown University of Illinois – Sarah Hartwell
George Washington University – Alexis Chandler University of Iowa – Ally Disterhoft
Georgetown University – Ki-Ke Rafiu University of Kansas – Lauren Aldridge
Georgia Institute of Technology – Katarina Vuckovic University of Louisville – Cortnee Walton
Hofstra University – Sydni Epps University of Maine – Elizabeth Wood
Indiana State University – Rhagen Smith University of Maryland Eastern Shore – Chalyse Taylor
Iowa State University – Nicole Blaskowsky University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Emily Russo
Kansas State University – Kelly Thomson University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Rachel Theriot
Lehigh University – Elizabeth Sharlow University of Nevada – Julia Shelbourn
Liberty University – Ashley Rininger University of New Mexico – Bryce Owens
Marshall University – McKenzie Akers University of North Carolina - Asheville – Paige Love
Mississippi State University – Chinwe Okorie University of North Carolina at Greensboro – India Timpton
Missouri State University – Kenzie Williams University of Northern Iowa – Stephanie Davison
Monmouth University – Sarah Olson University of Oregon – Jillian Alleyne
North Carolina State University – Ashley Eli University of South Carolina – Khadijah Sessions
Northwestern University – Maggie Lyon University of Tennessee – Andraya Carter
Oakland University – Elena Popkey University of Tennessee at Martin – Katie Schubert
The Ohio State University – Cait Craft University of Toledo – Michaela Rasmussen
Old Dominion University – Jennie Simms University of Utah – Danielle Rodriguez
Presbyterian College – Janie Miles University of Virginia – Faith Randolph
Purdue University – Hayden Hamby University of Wisconsin-Madison – Nicole Bauman
Rice University – Alyssa Lang Valparaiso University – Georgi Donchetz
Seattle University – Wilma Afunugo Vanderbilt University – Kendall Shaw
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Gwen Adams Wake Forest University – Keri Fulp
St. John’s University – Sandra Udobi  
 
NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA
Ashland University – Andi Daugherty Palm Beach Atlantic University – Taylor Buchanan
Bethel University (Minn.) – Rachel Parupsky Pittsburg State University – Kylie Gafford   
Covenant College – Rachel Price Queens University of Charlotte – Victoria Robinson
Dakota Wesleyan University – Chesney Nagel Rockhurst University – Lauren Meyers
Dominican University of California – Jessy Marshall St. Ambrose University – Deanna Busse
Drew University – Courtney Trzasko SUNY Old Westbury – Raven Pentz
Eastern Mennonite University – Jess Rheinheimer Tarleton State University – Raven McGrath
Felician University – Eliana Scanlon  University of Central Oklahoma – Jordan Ward 
Gannon University – Brianna Brennan University of Nebraska at Kearney – Laramey Becker
Grove City College – Kathryn Erbelding Union College – Lydia Nash
Lewis University – Jamie Johnson     Union University – Kelsey Risner
Lindenwood University – Kassidy Gengenbacher Wayne State University – Kristen Long
Loras College – Kaitlin Phillips Westmont College – Karlie Storkson
Loyola University – Shayne Charles  Wheaton College (Mass.) – Rebecca Arnone
Nova Southeastern University – Alexis Murphy Whitworth University – KC McConnell
Ohio Dominican University – Rachael Torey Wingate University – Janna Johnson

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.

About the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association
Founded in 1981, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association promotes women’s basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit www.wbca.org.

About the AFCA
The AFCA was founded in 1922 and currently has more than 11,000 members around the world ranging from the high school level to the professional ranks. According to its constitution, the AFCA was formed, in part, to “maintain the highest possible standards in football and in the coaching profession” and to “provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football.”

About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 460,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.

About Allstate®
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

NCAA, Final Four and Women’s Final Four are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. All other licenses or trademarks are property of their respective holders.

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Contact:
Rick Leddy, NABC
203-815-2437
ricknabc@gmail.com
Jack Watford, WBCA
770-279-8027 ext. 112
jwatford@wbca.org
Jessie Mann, Taylor
Relations 704-644-6928
jmann@taylorstrategy.com
Laura Strykowski, Allstate Media
847-402-5600
Laura.Strykowski@allstate.com


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Allstate to Present at Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference 2015

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL), the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, announced that Thomas J. Wilson, its chairman and chief executive officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 9 in New York City.

A webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc. For those unable to hear the live event, a replay will be posted on the investor relations and executive speeches sections of the company’s website shortly after the presentation ends.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada.

Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc.

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Contact:

Maryellen Thielen
(847) 402-5600



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TD Ameritrade CEO to Speak at the Goldman Sachs US Financial Services Conference 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Allstate Elects Jacques P. Perold to Board

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) announced that Jacques P. Perold, 57, former president of Fidelity Management & Research Company, has been elected to its board of directors, effective December 1, 2015. The Allstate board now stands at 11 directors.

“Jacques is an accomplished leader and executive who further strengthens our board’s diverse capabilities,” said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer. “His strategic insights and 30 years of operations and investment expertise will be invaluable in creating shareholder value.”

“I look forward to serving with a respected team of directors that support Allstate’s operational excellence, best-in-class corporate governance and strategic approach to growing shareholder value,” Perold said.

Perold was president of Fidelity Management & Research Company, the investment advisor for Fidelity’s family of mutual funds with $1.8 trillion under management, until his retirement from Fidelity in 2014. He was the president of Geode Capital Management, LLC, a sub-advisor to Fidelity, with over $180 billion of assets under management, from 2001 to 2009. He is an advisory board member to New York Life Insurance Company’s MainStay mutual funds, chairman of the board of World Music, Inc., and trustee for Boston University.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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Contact:

Greg Burns
(847) 402-5600



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TD Ameritrade Plans to List Shares on Nasdaq

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Allstate Benefits and PinnacleCare Join Forces to Offer Concierge Health Advisory Services for Customers Facing Critical Illness

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Facing a serious illness is one of life’s most challenging situations. It’s tough on the patient. It’s tough on their family. Allstate Benefits, an industry-leading provider of critical illness coverage, helps customers by providing a financial safety net when they are diagnosed with a major illness such as a heart attack, stroke or cancer. Now, Allstate Benefits is teaming up with PinnacleCare to provide customers with access to professional health advisors and help them navigate their diagnosis and treatment options.

“We are very excited about our relationship with PinnacleCare,” said Greg Guidos, president of Allstate Benefits. “This collaboration gives our customers access to an incredibly valuable resource during one of life’s most challenging times. We understand that being diagnosed with a critical illness can be overwhelming and aim for our relationship with PinnacleCare to give our customers extra support when they need it most.”

This new relationship between PinnacleCare and Allstate Benefits allows critical illness customers to decide on an appropriate course of treatment, optimize medical outcomes and have peace of mind when making crucial decisions. The coverage, which is provided as an employee benefit option through employers, offers some of the following features:

  • Top specialist referrals for expert medical and second opinions
  • Appointment with a top in-network or out-of-network specialist or medical center
  • Gathering, reviewing, organizing and forwarding pertinent medical records
  • Comprehensive research report on diagnosis and treatment options
  • If the employer chooses, optional premier-level support is also available

Todd Martin, chief of sales and marketing for PinnacleCare, says that joining forces with Allstate Benefits gives critically ill customers a lifeline with guidance from the nation’s top medical specialists. “We have seen such a positive impact on individuals and their families over the years who say they don’t know what they would have done if PinnacleCare hadn’t been there to alleviate the anxiety and burden of their critical healthcare decisions,” said Martin. “Our

partnership with Allstate Benefits represents a new channel for reaching families who are in need of unbiased direction and support. Together we bring clinical and financial resources that help patients navigate the healthcare system and facilitate access to the most appropriate providers and care that they so vitally need.”

Allstate Benefits helps offer financial support when an insured person is diagnosed with a covered critical illness. Upon diagnosis and depending on which coverage is selected, a lump-sum cash benefit is paid for covered critical illnesses such as heart attack, stroke, major organ failure resulting in either a transplant or placement on a transplant list, end stage renal failure, invasive cancer, advanced Alzheimer’s disease, advanced Parkinson’s disease and more.

About PinnacleCare

PinnacleCare is a leading health advisory firm, founded in 2001, that connects individuals to the world’s most advanced healthcare and facilitates access to top specialists for personalized care. Through relationships with world-class physicians and medical centers of excellence, PinnacleCare extends a broad range of support for families and organizations to facilitate more efficient access to top quality care for improved outcomes and reduced waste. For more information, visit http://pinnaclecare.com.

About Allstate Benefits

Allstate Benefits is a leading provider of voluntary insurance products, ranked #1 by LIMRA in four core products: Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, and Life. The comprehensive product portfolio also includes Disability, Indemnity Medical, Supplemental Health, Term to Age 100 Life insurance, Dental and Vision – all which can help provide protection for individuals and families from financial burdens due to unexpected death, illness or injury. By offering voluntary benefits from Allstate Benefits, employers give employees access to group rates, which are typically lower than they would pay for the coverage if purchased on their own, and convenient payroll deduction to pay their premiums. More than 31,000 companies across the U.S. choose to put our products to work for them.

Allstate Benefits is the marketing name used by American Heritage Life Insurance Company (Home Office, Jacksonville, FL) in the U.S. and also a trademark of Allstate Insurance Company, used under license by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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Contact:

April Eaton
Allstate Insurance Company
(847) 402-5600

Deb Dominianni
PinnacleCare
(410) 409-1095



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Allstate Adopts Proxy Access Bylaw Amendments

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced that its board of directors has adopted amendments to the company’s bylaws providing “proxy access” shareholder rights. “Allstate’s board is committed to strong corporate governance and creating value for our shareholders,” said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer. “Our board proactively adopted proxy access as part of our ongoing commitment to governance best practices that include dialogue, transparency and responsiveness to shareholder views.”

Proxy access enables eligible long-term shareholders to nominate their own director candidates in a company’s proxy statement. The bylaw amendments will allow holders of at least 3 percent of Allstate’s outstanding common shares, who have held the shares continuously for at least three years, to submit eligible director candidates for up to 20 percent of the board. Up to 20 shareholders may aggregate their shares to reach the 3 percent ownership threshold. Proxy access rights will first be available to shareholders in connection with Allstate’s 2017 annual shareholders meeting. Allstate’s amended bylaws will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 8-K and posted to the corporate governance section of Allstate’s website.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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Contact:
Greg Burns
(847) 402-5600



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Allstate Approves Shareholder Dividends

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) approved a common share dividend today, continuing its practice of providing attractive cash returns to shareholders. “With these dividends, we continue to fulfill our commitment to provide good returns to shareholders while maintaining a strong capital position to provide strategic flexibility,” said Steven Shebik, chief financial officer.

Common Stock Dividends
The Allstate Corporation declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents on each outstanding share of the corporation’s common stock, payable in cash on January 4, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2015.

Preferred Stock Dividends
The Allstate Corporation also declared approximately $29.1 million in aggregate dividends on five series of preferred stock for the dividend period from October 15, 2015 through January 14, 2016. All of the preferred dividends are payable in cash on January 15, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2015, as follows:

Series

Annual
Dividend Rate

Quarterly Amount
Per Depositary Share

Series A

5.625%

$0.3515625

Series C

6.75%

$0.421875

Series D

6.625%

$0.4140625

Series E

6.625%

$0.4140625

Series F

6.25%

$0.390625

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada.

Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc.

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Contact:
Greg Burns
(847) 402-5600



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Allstate Announces October Catastrophe Loss Estimate

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of October 2015 of $172 million, pre-tax ($112 million after-tax). Catastrophe losses occurring in October comprised seven events at an estimated cost of $142 million, pre-tax, plus increased reserve reestimates of prior reported catastrophe losses. The reserve reestimates are primarily due to higher than anticipated reported claims and severity related to multiple severe weather events occurring earlier in 2015.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada.

Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Southeast Missouri State University Students Win TD Ameritrade’s Second Annual Collegiate Trading Competition, the thinkorswim Challenge

TD Ameritrade CEO to Speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Banking & Financial Services Conference

Holiday Nesting Worth Investing: Poll Reveals Americans Don’t Prioritize Protecting Their Property During Hectic Season

Allstate Holiday Home Hazards poll shows distinct spike in many property claims during holidays, yet between shopping, decorating, cooking and traveling, risky behavior abounds
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By the time the turkeys, pumpkin pies and cranberries are devoured and the calendar flips from November to December, 75 percent of Americans will have already started checking items off their shopping lists, according to a new poll released today by Allstate. What many are not checking off, though, are simple steps to protect their homes – Allstate claims data shows many types of fire, theft and weather property claims increase during the holiday season.

The third annual Allstate Holiday Home Hazards poll revealed risky behaviors, such as leaving packages in the open, leaving doors unlocked, or falling asleep with the stove on, a candle lit or a fire still roaring. Despite 71 percent of adults acknowledging the increased risk of in-home incidents, just 37 percent take extra care to protect themselves. The poll also found many do not heed safety warnings while decorating the home – the dangers of which can be explored in a fun and safe way with Allstate’s interactive online Holiday Decorator experience.

“Shopping season is in full swing, and it’s easy to let holiday cheer cloud our better judgment when buying and handling our purchases,” said Terri Dalenta, senior vice president of property products at Allstate. “Between gifts, decorations, big family meals, traveling and other activities, Americans can spend quite a bit of money during the holidays. Allstate’s goal is to help customers and consumers protect what matters most and stay safe, happy and healthy while enjoying a hazard-free holiday season.”

Presents of Mind
Despite 84 percent of adults planning to spend money on gifts this holiday season – including a quarter (27 percent) who say they expect to spend more than last year – many do not take the necessary precautions to keep their holiday purchases out of harm’s way:

  • Two-thirds (67 percent) of adults admitted to having valuables delivered to their home while they’re not there.
  • Six-in-10 (60 percent) have stored or hidden valuables in their car.
  • Eight percent have experienced theft of packages, 6 percent have experienced car break-ins and 4 percent have had their home broken into during the holidays.
  • One-third (33 percent) of adults will be shipping a gift this year, but only about half (52 percent) of those gift-givers will notify the recipient that a gift is en route.

Curbing some of consumers’ risky gifting behaviors may help put a damper on some of the most common holiday claims:

Insurance Policy Type Most Costly Claimi Median Cost of Claimi Increase During Holidaysii
Burglary
Homeowners $132,000 $3,258 11%
Condo $18,494 $2,011
Renters $102,000 $2,323
Theft of Silverware/Flatware
Homeowners $11,798 $2,500 23%
Condo $7,171 $4,087
Renters $7,805 $2,364
Property Stolen from Vehicle
Homeowners $80,000 $2,188 17%
Condo $22,782 $886
Renters $18,706 $1,745

Allstate suggests that you not let preventable mistakes in securing your presents cloud your holidays with a few simple tips:

  • When in plain view, gifts and valuables serve as an invitation to thieves. Hide purchases in your car trunk when shopping and don’t display them in the window of your home. Put your valuables away before hosting people at your home.
  • When sending a package, ensure someone is aware of the gift’s anticipated arrival and will be home at the time of delivery.

Chestnuts, Open Fires and Dangerous Décor
Nearly half of Americans (46 percent) will spend money on decorations this holiday season, with 21 percent of those individuals expecting to spend more money than last year. Many people, however, admit safety is not always top of mind when it comes to decking their halls:

  • More than half (53 percent) of adults admit they have plugged too many lights into one outlet.
  • Four-in-10 (40 percent) say they have slipped or fallen in a holiday-related activity, such as decorating.
  • Twenty-nine percent have left a real Christmas tree without water for more than three days, increasing the risk of fire.
  • More than a quarter of people (28 percent) have left the house and/or fallen asleep with candles burning. And about a quarter (24 percent) said they have done the same with a fire burning in the fireplace.
  • Of the people who own a fireplace, just over a quarter (28 percent of wood-fireplace owners and 26 percent of gas-fireplace owners) have cleaned or inspected their fireplaces in the past year.

There’s a distinct trend with decoration-related holiday home hazards: fire. Some of the most prevalent hazards, according to Allstate’s claims data:

Insurance Policy Type Most Costly Claimi Median Cost of Claimi Increase During Holidaysii
Fire Originated From Fireplace
Homeowners $1,596,013 $10,324 196%
Condo $154,761 $13,222
Renters $34,798 $13,847
Burning Candles Caused Fire
Homeowners $349,536 $14,038 63%
Condo $70,665 $4,241
Renters $38,511 $2,447
Electrical Fire
Homeowners $1,059,926 $24,462 21%
Condo $138,225 $6,304
Renters $98,127 $15,010
Smoke From Fireplace
Homeowners $93,772 $11,262 191%
Condo $19,197 $3,939
Renters $32,782 $4,564

Using Allstate’s Holiday Decorator to virtually hang your lights, garland and mistletoe is an interactive way to learn about keeping your home safe this season. Additionally, Allstate recommends a few easy ways to keep your holidays on track:

  • Have your chimney inspected and cleaned annually before the holidays begin to ensure it’s safe for use.
  • Never leave burning candles or fireplaces unattended, and keep trees or other flammable items away from fire.
  • Check holiday lights, throwing away any that are broken, and don’t overload the outlets. Only lights and extension cords specified for outdoor use should be used outside.

Table-stakes for “Tablescapes”
Cooking and entertaining are staples of the holiday season, and Americans are willing to splurge to create the perfect holiday spread – the poll revealed the most important consideration while shopping for that crowd-pleasing dinner is the quality of the ingredients. But as hungry families around the country wait for holiday hams to roast, 87 percent of cooks say they’re multitasking – which can prove to be a recipe for disaster:

  • More than half (58 percent) listen to music while cooking.
  • Forty-three percent cook multiple dishes at the same time.
  • About the same number (42 percent) watch TV or a movie while cooking.
  • Almost a third (32 percent) of people have left the house or fallen asleep while the stove was on.
  • Nine percent said a cooking mishap has previously resulted in smoke or fire.

Most people are aware of the risks associated with cooking and hosting a get-together. Even so, there is still work to be done on the prevention front, as evidenced by the claims data:

Insurance Policy Type Most Costly Claimi Median Cost of Claimi Increase During Holidaysii
Kitchen Fire (Non-Grease)
Homeowners $953,714 $12,145 10%
Condo $117,871 $6,561
Renters $73,010 $4,609
Wood or Coal Stove Fire
Homeowners $760,432 $14,545 160%
Condo N/A N/A
Renters $26,349 $13,584
Smoke Damage From Kitchen
Homeowners $87,761 $8,482 16%
Condo $47,615 $6,562
Renters $26,747 $3,834
Fire Caused By Electrical Appliance
Homeowners $483,507 $19,208 10%
Condo $147,672 $4,455
Renters $53,090 $7,198

Hosting the holidays can be stressful, but hosting hazards could be a game-ender. Allstate provides ways to be proactive this season:

  • Before the holidays, install new batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure that family members can locate and operate fire extinguishers.
  • Be careful in the kitchen. Keep a close watch on cooking food and never leave the stove unattended for too long.
  • Don’t do too much while cooking. Try to focus on one thing at a time, and enlist help if you need to take on multiple tasks.

Travel Trip-Ups
One of the priciest purchases for many this season will be holiday travel. Sixty percent of Americans plan to spend at least one night away from home this year, with four-in-10 (41 percent) travelers planning to spend more on travel than last year. The poll revealed some risky behaviors that could contribute to home losses while away:

  • Half of Americans have left a door unlocked for a friend or family member. About the same amount (52 percent) have hidden a key for a friend or family member.
  • More than a third (35 percent) of adults say they have posted about travel plans on social media, including 58 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 34.
  • Less than a quarter (23 percent) frequently set a timer for lights in their houses while traveling.
  • Only 17 percent frequently shut off the water in their homes to prevent leaks or floods, and just 16 percent frequently leave a faucet dripping to prevent freezing pipes while traveling.

The holidays are busy enough as is, but when travel is thrown in, things can get even more hectic. Allstate claims data reveals upticks from colder temperatures that could wreak more havoc:

Insurance Policy Type Most Costly Claimi Median Cost of Claimi Increase During Holidaysii
Burst Pipes From Freezing
Homeowners $1,004,968 $5,833 722%
Condo $382,510 $4,445
Renters $66,943 $2,596
Damage From Ice Dam Build-up
Homeowners $209,870 $1,832 23%
Condo $13,071 $1,895
Renters $34,582 $920
Missing Property From Garage
Homeowners $5,919 $1,848 51%
Condo N/A N/A
Renters $2,684 $1,711
Property Damage From Weight of Snow/Ice On Roof
Homeowners $318,778 $1,886 64%
Condo $6,743 $2,206
Renters $15,609 $653

Allstate recommends taking extra precautions before you leave if you’re enjoying the holidays away from home to help guard against these hazards:

  • Whether it’s “check-ins” using geo-location services, travel plan updates, or even photos uploaded while at a holiday party, people may be unknowingly giving today’s “digital thieves” greater insight into the contents of your car or home, and the times when you’re away from them.
  • If kitchen or bathroom pipes are located near exterior walls, leave the cabinet doors open to help circulate warmer air around the pipes.
  • In order to prevent water from freezing and increasing pressure on pipes, leave taps slowly dripping if extremely cold weather is anticipated during travel.
  • During heavy snowfall, hire a professional to keep your home’s roof and gutters clear.
  • Make sure your attic is properly ventilated – the colder the attic, the less melting and refreezing on your roof.

“While some hazards are hard to predict, we often see jumps in certain claims during the holiday season,” Allstate agency owner Frank Torres said. “Part of my job as a trusted advisor to Allstate customers is to help them protect against avoidable hazards, and during the holidays just a few simple steps can make a world of difference in keeping your home safe from harm.”

See how holiday hazards can hit close to home and get more tips by visiting Allstate’s Holiday Decorator, at http://ift.tt/1ycxNI4.

Survey Methodology
The survey of 1,001 American adults age 18+ was conducted Oct. 12 to Oct. 15 via an online survey using a sample reflective of the American population. The survey was conducted by FTI Consulting, Inc. (FTI) for Allstate.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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iCosts are the amount Allstate paid on the reported claims. Based on Allstate claims data during the holiday season versus non-holiday season over a three-year period, Nov. 15 to Jan. 15, 2012-2015.

iiPercentage increase in claims during the holiday season versus non-holiday season over a three-year period, Nov. 15 through Jan. 15, 2012-2015.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Allstate Rewards℠ Wins Multiple Customer Experience Awards

Loyalty360 honors Allstate Rewards with three prizes in best customer experience categories
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Allstate Rewards earned a Gold level prize in the Best Customer Insights in Customer Experience category as well as a Silver level recognition in Best Technology & Trends in Customer Experience at the Loyalty360 CX awards expo held in Dallas this week. At the end of the ceremony, the loyalty organization also honored Allstate Rewards with the 360 Degree Bronze trophy which recognizes overall excellence in customer experience.

Allstate Rewards is the breakthrough platform powered by the Drivewise mobile app that encourages and rewards drivers for their everyday safe driving habits – even drivers who are not Allstate policyholders. The program offers a number of features like those listed below:

  • Drivers just need to drive safely. There’s nothing to buy or a bill to pay in order to reap rewards.
  • Anyone can join and earn rewards – even if they don’t have an Allstate insurance policy.
  • Those who do have an Allstate policy earn rewards in addition to earning savings on their auto insurance policy.
  • The Drivewise program that powers Allstate Rewards provide drivers feedback and coaching related to safer driving behaviors.
  • Interactive challenges on the app encourage drivers to adopt safer driving behaviors. For example, the app might offer rewards for driving slower than 80 mph and avoiding hard braking for three consecutive days.

The Allstate Rewards platform offers a customized experience for each user which is supported by technology from Deluxe Rewards. Deluxe helps to seamlessly integrate the rewards program into Allstate’s existing mobile app so users don’t need to download a separate app to participate in the program and have another to manage their Allstate account.

The Loyalty 360 CX awards were presented on November 10 at the Engagement & Experience Expo in Dallas.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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Liberty International Underwriters Appoints Michael Finnegan as U.S. Chief Underwriting Officer

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has appointed Michael Finnegan to the newly-created position of Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), U.S. Operations.

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Allstate Rewards℠ Wins Multiple Customer Experience Awards

Loyalty360 honors Allstate Rewards with three prizes in best customer experience categories
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Allstate Rewards earned a Gold level prize in the Best Customer Insights in Customer Experience category as well as a Silver level recognition in Best Technology & Trends in Customer Experience at the Loyalty360 CX awards expo held in Dallas this week. At the end of the ceremony, the loyalty organization also honored Allstate Rewards with the 360 Degree Bronze trophy which recognizes overall excellence in customer experience.

Allstate Rewards is the breakthrough platform powered by the Drivewise mobile app that encourages and rewards drivers for their everyday safe driving habits – even drivers who are not Allstate policyholders. The program offers a number of features like those listed below:

  • Drivers just need to drive safely. There’s nothing to buy or a bill to pay in order to reap rewards.
  • Anyone can join and earn rewards – even if they don’t have an Allstate insurance policy.
  • Those who do have an Allstate policy earn rewards in addition to earning savings on their auto insurance policy.
  • The Drivewise program that powers Allstate Rewards provide drivers feedback and coaching related to safer driving behaviors.
  • Interactive challenges on the app encourage drivers to adopt safer driving behaviors. For example, the app might offer rewards for driving slower than 80 mph and avoiding hard braking for three consecutive days.

The Allstate Rewards platform offers a customized experience for each user which is supported by technology from Deluxe Rewards. Deluxe helps to seamlessly integrate the rewards program into Allstate’s existing mobile app so users don’t need to download a separate app to participate in the program and have another to manage their Allstate account.

The Loyalty 360 CX awards were presented on November 10 at the Engagement & Experience Expo in Dallas.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Allstate Hosts Diverse Suppliers For Business Development and Education

Speakers highlight positive impact of diverse suppliers on business
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Leaders from businesses around the country attended the Allstate Supplier Diversity Exchange recently to network and discuss business opportunities. More than 125 diverse supplier attendees from over 50 companies heard presentations from Allstate Insurance Company and outside business leaders. Attendees also participated in business pitching roundtables and educational workshops about information security, the request for proposal process, and stress management.

A highlight of this year’s Exchange included a keynote discussion with special guest, Donna Brazile, which focused on the importance of relationship-building to drive success, particularly as a diverse business owner. As an author, syndicated columnist, and television political commentator, Brazile offered lessons drawn from her personal experience as a successful entrepreneur.

“The Supplier Diversity Exchange provides a unique experience that helps Allstate leverage diverse viewpoints and opinions that create better solutions for our workforce, the marketplace and local communities we serve,” said Cheryl Harris, senior vice president, Sourcing & Procurement Solutions. “The event encourages diverse suppliers to make business connections and learn best practices that will help improve and grow their business.”

The day-long Exchange gave some attendees a chance to participate in an invitation-only, Pitch to Win event. This provided current and potential suppliers a three-minute opportunity to pitch their business directly to Allstate business unit leaders and current Allstate suppliers.

Chicago based, minority-owned company, HotelBlox, is a two-time attendee of the Exchange and participated in the day’s Pitch to Win event.

“It was inspiring to meet and interact with other entrepreneurs who are passionate about their companies,” said Lephate Cunningham, Jr., HotelBlox managing partner and CEO. “I enjoyed the exchanges of wisdom between those of us in the trenches. I think the overall event takeaway that was delivered by the speakers, in the breakouts and networking sessions, was to be keenly knowledgeable of how your product or service can add relevant value and be effective communicating that when the opportunity presents itself. The Exchange provided all of us a unique opportunity to tell our stories directly to Allstate buyers.”

Now in its 8th year, the Allstate Supplier Diversity Exchange included diverse businesses that are certified as minority, women, veteran and LGBT owned. Since its inception, more than 300 companies have attended, 128 participants have had the opportunity to compete for Allstate’s business, and 77 have successfully won contracts. In 2014, Allstate spent $439.6 million with diverse businesses.

More information on the Allstate Supplier Diversity Exchange is available on the Allstate supplier diversity website.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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Contact:

Chris Bauer
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Fifteen Million Self-Employed Americans to Next President: "Rising Healthcare Costs Are Keeping Us from Reaching Retirement"

Monday, November 2, 2015

Allstate’s Profits Benefit From Strong Homeowners Results

Company Continues to Advance Auto Profit Improvement Plan
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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2015.

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The Allstate Corporation Announces Availability of Third Quarter 2015 Results

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: All) has filed its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. You may view the 8-K including the earnings release and investor supplement, as well as the quarterly Form 10-Q, on the company’s page at sec.gov. These materials also will be available by approximately 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Allstate’s website at http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) will conduct a conference call and webcast at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, November 3 to discuss third quarter 2015 earnings. The investor webcast also can be accessed at http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc. For those unable to participate in the live event, a webcast replay and downloadable MP3 file will be posted on the company’s website shortly after the event ends.

To receive email alerts about Allstate, you can enroll your email address by visiting the “Email Alerts” section of http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc. In addition, you may enroll to automatically receive RSS feeds of news releases at http://ift.tt/KyeJOP.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada.

Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation, is routinely posted on http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc.

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Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge® Raises Nearly $3.1 Million for Domestic Violence Survivors

Call for public donations continues on PurplePurse.com through 2015
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More than 160 nonprofits banded together as part of the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge, and through online donations and grants, to date raised nearly $3.1 million for domestic violence survivors across the country. The effort coincided with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, a key fundraising time for domestic violence programs.

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. In 98 percent of cases, victims will suffer from financial abuse, which means their abusers will deny them access to money and financial resources. The Challenge is part of the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse campaign to help domestic violence survivors achieve long-term safety and security through financial empowerment.

During this year’s Challenge, nonprofits engaged in a friendly competition to see which organization could raise the most funding, with the winner taking home a $100,000 grand prize. In total, The Allstate Foundation contributed $550,000 in sweepstake and contest prizes to encourage donations.

Challenge participants knocked on doors, enlisted support from mayors and college students, hosted walk/runs and dinners to drive donations. At the contest’s end, Wings Program, Inc. based in Palatine, Ill. topped the leader board in funding raised and won the Foundation’s grand prize. Nineteen runners-up received prize money ranging from $2,000-$75,000.

“The outpouring of support from our Challenge participants and the public helped make this year’s Challenge a success,” said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president, corporate responsibility, Allstate Insurance Company. “It’s incredibly gratifying to know the funds we raised together will provide life-saving services for victims and their families. Every donation, no matter the size, will make a difference in the lives of women around our country.”

On an average day last year, nearly 11,000 requests for emergency shelter, legal counsel and other services went unanswered due to a lack of funding at domestic violence nonprofits nationwide. The public can continue to support survivors by purchasing Purple Purse charms for $10, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting local nonprofits. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse ambassador Kerry Washington’s limited-edition purse is also on sale, with part of the proceeds also going to nonprofits. More information is located on PurplePurse.com.

Following are the top 10 winners of this year’s Purple Purse Challenge:

Organization name Organization location Money raised Prize money
First place: Wings Program, Inc. Palatine, Ill. $346,175 $100,000
Second place: YWCA Evanston/North Shore Evanston, Ill. $327,043 $75,000
Third place: YWCA of Northwest Georgia Marietta, Ga. $267,431 $50,000
Fourth place: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Chicago $129,213 $25,000
Fifth place: Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Foundation Tallahassee, Fla. $101,103 $20,000
Sixth place: YWCA Greenwich Greenwich, Conn. $83,110 $15,000
Seventh place: Samaritan House Virginia Beach, Va. $81,900 $12,500
Eighth place: Jenesse Center, Inc. Los Angeles $58,810 $10,000
Ninth place: House of Ruth Baltimore, Md. $58,270 $7,500
Tenth place: YWCA Yakima Yakima, Wash. $54,207 $5,000

If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

About The Allstate Foundation:
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit http://ift.tt/QoU2bQ.

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Pamela Morris
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Allstate Names Mark Green President of Encompass Insurance Companies

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The Allstate Corporation has announced that Mark Green, president of Allstate Dealer Services and Ivantage Select Agency Inc., is changing positions and being named president of the Encompass insurance companies. Green will report to Don Civgin, president, Emerging Businesses of The Allstate Corporation.

“The Encompass business represents an important part of Allstate Corporation’s customer focused strategy,” said Civgin. “Mark has the ability to lead large organizations and manage insurance risks while profitably growing the core business. This, along with his external experience working with insurance companies who market through independent agencies, will serve him well in his new role.”

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to join the Encompass organization,” states Green. “The Encompass brand is strong and provides independent agencies with insurance solutions and products which help meet the needs of their customers.”

Green has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Last year he was named president of Allstate Dealer Services while maintaining his role as president of Ivantage Select Agency, Inc. He took over leadership of Ivantage in 2011.

Green joined Allstate in 2009, as assistant vice president in Allstate’s Capital Region and rose through the ranks to become senior vice president of National Sales for Allstate Financial. Prior to Allstate, Green was a founding equity partner and chief risk officer for AIX Group in Connecticut. Through the years, he has held executive positions for Acordia Inc., AIG, Chubb, and Swiss Re.

Green holds a Bachelor Degree from Macalester College. He received his Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

With this change, Doug Frey, vice president and chief operating officer, Allstate Dealer Services, will serve as interim president of ADS. Bill Borst, vice president, Ivantage will serve as interim president for Ivantage.

Encompass provides auto and homeowners policies for customers of independent agencies that want local advice but prefer a choice of insurance carriers. More information on Encompass can be found at http://ift.tt/1nO01ox.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance Honored by Applied Systems for Commercial Lines Agent Automation Adoption

Liberty Mutual Insurance has been awarded the Applied Systems Pinnacle Award for its significant contributions to advancing automation adoption by its independent agency partners.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Youth-inspired Englewood community garden to teach life skills, provide safe haven

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More than 40 volunteers recently came together to transform a vacant Englewood lot into an outdoor classroom that will teach at-risk youth to plant, grow and harvest fresh produce – and give them a safe place to gather in an often dangerous neighborhood.

The community garden initiative was funded by Get IN Chicago, a public-private partnership that works to reduce violence in vulnerable Chicago communities by funding evidence-based programs. The idea grew out of this summer’s Allstate Youth Shout Out (YSO) event, which challenged teens to brainstorm ways to make their communities safer. Working alongside local design firm gravitytank, youth identified the need to create “urban oases” that can provide safe and fun gathering spaces.

Volunteers included YSO teens, local residents, community groups, Allstate employees and representatives from Chicago-based nonprofit organizations Mujeres Latinas en Acción and the Sweet Water Foundation.

“If we want to make a difference in Englewood and other communities severely impacted by violence, we need to engage and listen to the youth that must navigate these neighborhoods every day,” said Toni Irving, executive director of Get IN Chicago. “We hope Get IN Chicago serves as a model for how businesses and community leaders can come together to tackle social issues. There’s strong evidence to support the revamping of vacant lots and we’re happy to provide resources that empower youth to take back their neighborhoods.”

Not too long ago, the formerly vacant lot was an eyesore, a dumping ground for trash and a magnet for negative activity. But by late afternoon, the space was neatly lined with rows of planters filled with vibrant flowers and a hand-built, raised wooden stage that will create an outdoor classroom environment for youth from Englewood and nearby communities.

By this time next year, the rows of planters will house tomatoes, kale, cucumbers and other produce for local residents, and the outdoor classroom will teach kids about aquaponics and gardening.

“It means everything knowing I can start an idea, have people backing me up and change things for the better,” said Lavelle Rogers, 18, who participated in YSO and hopes to replicate the community garden and education center model in his Austin neighborhood. “I’m looking forward to doing more urban oasis projects.”

The classes and garden will be managed by the Sweet Water Foundation, which in just two years has transformed nearly a full city block into a sprawling network of life that includes Perry Community Farm – which sells produce to local supermarkets and residents – and community gardens used by residents.

John Benford, who lives down the block from the new community garden and education center, said he’s confident the space will contribute to the positive effect the overall transformation has had on the area.

“It’s about more than a community garden,” he said. “It’s about building up a community and showing the kids that even though you live in the ghetto, you don’t have to be destructive. It’s about showing them something different and getting them to care about their community.”

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.

Get IN Chicago is an innovative five-year, $50 million partnership that focuses on identifying, funding and rigorously evaluating evidence-based programs that lead to sustainable reductions in violence for individuals and communities. Since 2013, GIC has awarded grants totaling more than $13 million for evidence-based community programs that support nearly 10,000 at-risk youth and their families in seven Chicago communities. More information is available at www.getinchicago.org

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