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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Liberty Mutual CEO David Long Breaks Ground on New Plano Campus

Liberty Mutual CEO David Long Breaks Ground on New Plano Campus That Will Feature One Million Square Feet of Office Space

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The Allstate Foundation and Nonprofit Community Urge Public to Raise Funds for Domestic Violence Services

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More than 160 nonprofits participating in the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge are calling on the public to raise funds for services such as legal counsel, emergency shelters and financial assistance, which help domestic violence survivors recover from abuse. The national Purple Purse Challenge starts Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 27.

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. Without resources of their own, victims are often unable to care for themselves and their families, find employment and housing, or save for the future.

On an average day, nearly 11,000 requests for emergency shelter, childcare and other services go unanswered due to a lack of funding at domestic violence nonprofits around the country. Even as demand for their services increases, these programs continue to operate with limited resources.

Through the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge at PurplePurse.com, each participating organization can raise program funds.  And to encourage public donations, the Allstate Foundation is investing $500,000 in Challenge sweepstakes and contests. When the month-long fundraiser concludes on Oct. 27, the public can continue to donate to Purple Purse nonprofits through the end of the year at PurplePurse.com.  

“Participating in the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge really pushed us to ‘up our game.‘  We learned more creative ways both to raise awareness around issues of domestic violence and to increase our visibility in the communities we serve,” said Karen Singer, president/CEO of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, a 2014 Purple Purse Challenge participant. "Through the Challenge, our donor base has expanded and we have raised much-needed funds for abuse survivors.“

"As siblings, friends, partners and parents, we need to take a stand against domestic violence. And as we do so, victims will feel empowered to reclaim their lives,” said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president, corporate responsibility, Allstate Insurance Company. “The Purple Purse Challenge is about ensuring domestic violence services reach women who need them. Victims need to know there is hope and understand that they’re not alone - help and support are available.”

In addition to donating through the Challenge, Purple Purse charms can be purchased for $10 at PurplePurse.com, with proceeds benefiting Purple Purse Challenge nonprofits. Kerry Washington’s limited-edition purse is available exclusively at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations as well as Saks.com. For more information, please visit PurplePurse.com.

The Challenge is part of the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse public awareness and fundraising effort aimed at helping domestic violence survivors achieve long-term safety and security. The purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain, and purple is the national color for domestic violence awareness.  

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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Contact:

Pamela Morris
847-402-5600
Pamela.morris@allstate.com



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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance saves Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association Members $858,000 in Workers Compensation Costs

Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Northwest Business Insurance operation today announced an overall retrospective rating adjustment and savings of $858,000 for businesses participating in its Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA) group workers compensation insurance program.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Allstate achieves key long-term social impact and sustainability goals

New 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report details successes over past year in energy reduction, innovative business practices and progress on social issues
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Allstate today released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting key milestones in the company’s ongoing commitment to address some of society’s most challenging issues, including domestic violence, safe teen driving and environmental sustainability.

At the heart of Allstate’s success is the strong participation of the company’s 10,000 agency owners and more than 30,000 employees in local volunteer efforts to strengthen communities and help people live good lives. In addition, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate Corporation, employees and agency owners gave $34 million to support local nonprofits during the year, bringing Allstate’s donation total to nearly $300 million over the past decade.

“Corporate responsibility is embedded in our company’s culture, and we’re always looking for opportunities to be a force for good,” said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president, corporate responsibility, Allstate. “It’s incredible to see what can be accomplished when Allstaters come together to win the trust and respect of our customers and to make a difference in the communities where we work and live.”

The company’s 13th annual corporate responsibility report focuses on Allstate’s accomplishments in three key areas: responsible business practices, environmental stewardship and social impact.

Highlights in this year’s report include:

Business Practices

  • Launched new Diversity Emerging Managers program with investment firms: Partnered with Grosvenor Capital Management to identify and invest in the next generation of top-performing women and minority investment managers from a number of highly qualified women- and minority-owned firms. Invested $50 million in these firms in 2014, with another $50 million to be invested in 2015.
  • Added sustainability requirements for key suppliers: Incorporated sustainability criteria into key supplier contracts and relevant supplier scorecards in 2014.
  • Named a World’s Most Ethical Company: Recently recognized by Ethisphere Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®.
  • Named a top company for diversity: For the fourth year in a row, recognized by Diversity Inc on its Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.

Sustainability / Environmental Stewardship

  • Released statement on climate risk: New “Approach to Managing Climate Risk” statement defines Allstate’s approach to one of society’s most pressing global challenges.
  • Achieved long-term energy reduction goal: Reduced energy use in company-owned facilities by 20 percent – six years ahead of schedule.
  • Named to CDP S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for fifth straight year: Maintained Allstate’s leadership in the insurance/financial industry in providing comprehensive information about the measurement and management of its carbon footprint, its climate change strategy and risk management processes and outcomes.

Social Impact

  • Surpassed long-term goal to empower domestic violence survivors: Exceeded long-term goal to provide financial empowerment to 500,000 domestic violence survivors by 2015, with actual reach now exceeding 580,000 survivors.
  • Nearly reached long-term goal to reduce teen driving fatalities by 50 percent: Education and awareness programs have helped more than 1.5 million teens stay safe behind the wheel, decreasing teen driving deaths by 48 percent since 2005 and nearly achieving long-term goal to help reduce teen fatalities by 50 percent by 2015.
  • Strengthened commitment to youth empowerment:  Launched a new partnership with Free The Children to engage youth as problem solvers, help them find solutions for key societal issues and provide them with the tools to become the next generation of leaders.

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.

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Contact:

Dan Waters
(847) 402-8696



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Friday, September 25, 2015

Actress Kerry Washington Unveils New Purse Design and Kicks Off Campaign to Raise Funds for Domestic Violence Services

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Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® ambassador Kerry Washington unveiled her latest purse design to bring attention to domestic violence and financial abuse before an audience of community leaders, survivors and VIPs on Sept. 24 in New York City. In so doing, she also kicked off a month-long effort to raise funds for domestic violence programs nationwide. 

Golden Globe and Emmy nominated Washington partnered with handbag designer, Dee Ocleppo, to create the 2015 Purple Purse. The limited-edition, on-trend clutch was created to encourage the public to talk about domestic violence and financial abuse. This year, the purple purse, retailing at $350, is available for purchase beginning Sept. 25 at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations and on Saks.com with 25 percent of proceeds supporting abuse programs.

“I am proud to be part of a movement that empowers women to take back control and to rebuild their lives,” said Kerry Washington. “Through Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, we aim to break the cycle of violence. We hope women will carry this purse to show their support, and that domestic violence victims will be inspired to reclaim their independence.”

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. In 98 percent of cases, victims will also suffer from financial abuse, which means their abusers will deny them access to money and financial resources. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, a public awareness and fundraising campaign, is aimed at creating long-term safety and security for domestic violence survivors. The purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain, and purple is the national color for domestic violence awareness.

“Domestic violence and financial abuse can happen to the women in our lives, including our sisters, mothers, girlfriends and co-workers,” said Vicky Dinges, senior vice president, corporate responsibility, Allstate Insurance Company. “Through Purple Purse, we are making the invisible weapon of financial abuse visible to the public, and we are working to ensure victims have access to services, such as legal counsel and financial assistance that can help them break free from abuse and recover.”

Recognizing not everyone can purchase Washington’s purse, Purple Purse charms are available for $10, with proceeds benefiting domestic violence programs through PurplePurse.com. Attached to gym bags, key chains and purses, Purple Purse charms are a great way for men and women to show their support for survivors.  PurplePurse.com also includes Kerry Washington’s new 30-second campaign PSA and tips on how to start conversations about this important, but sensitive topic.

From Oct. 1, through Oct. 27, more than 160 nonprofits will participate in the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge. Each participating organization will rally the public to raise funds. To encourage donations, the Allstate Foundation is investing $500,000 in Challenge sweepstakes and contests. When the month-long fundraiser concludes on Oct. 27, the public can continue to donate to Purple Purse nonprofits through the end of the year at PurplePurse.com.

Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation Domestic Violence Program has helped nearly 600,000 domestic violence survivors access life-changing financial education, job training and readiness and small business programs.

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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Contact:

Pamela Morris
847-402-5600
Pamela.morris@allstate.com



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Allstate Named to 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

Recognized for Workplace Programs, Benefits and Company Culture
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Working Mother magazine today named Allstate as one of the 2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to implement workplace programs and policies that enable working moms to be the best parent and best employee they can be.

Allstate programs that support working mothers to be their best at home and at work include:

  • Access to preventive health and wellbeing resources such as mothers’ rooms, onsite clinics, pharmacy and resource center.
  • Onsite day care and national child care discounts.
  • Energy management workshops and wellbeing coaching.
  • Flexible work arrangementssuch as compressed work weeks, job-sharing, flextime, and telecommuting.

“Allstate is proud to be recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies for our employee programs and work culture that help working mothers thrive and perform at their highest levels,” said Michael Escobar, vice president, chief diversity & organization effectiveness officer for Allstate. “Maintaining a workplace that supports working moms and all employee groups helps us apply our diverse perspectives to better serve our customers’ needs.”

The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.

Subha Barry, vice president and general manager of Working Mother Media, says, “As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies, we are keen to recognize leaders who have built initiatives that truly support all employees. They are the vanguard of successful companies, with policies that matter to American families.”

Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, says, “Thirty years is an important milestone and we are happy to honor it. But we know, too, that the road ahead to truly supportive workplaces for all employees remains long. Today, more than 2 million people work at a Best Company but that’s a drop in the bucket when you consider that our nation is home to 24 million working mothers—70 percent of moms with kids under age 18 are employed.”

The complete list of Working Mother’s 2015 100 Best Companies can be found here.

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.

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (http://ift.tt/1iKYFLr), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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Contact:

Chris Bauer
(847) 402-5600
On Twitter @AllstateNews



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A Third of Small Businesses in America Have Been Hit by Disasters. Are You Prepared?

Cool, new Allstate app helps entrepreneurs prepare & take inventory of possessions
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No entrepreneur ever expects it to happen. You close up shop after a decent day’s work. Then in the wee hours of the morning you get the call. The severe storm that passed through the community overnight slammed into the area housing your small business. What took you years to build is in ruins. How do you begin to recover?

Last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency made 78 major disaster and wildfire declarations.1 The Small Business Majority reported one-third or 34 percent of American small businesses have personally seen extreme weather impact their business.2 Allstate’s own survey on “What Keeps Small Business Owners Up at Night,” uncovered at least 25 percent of businesses that close due to a disaster, never reopen.

“Our survey found the fifth biggest risk small business owners fear is the inability to do business because of physical damage to a building or structure,” said Mark McGillivray, senior vice president, Allstate Claims. “No one expects the unthinkable to happen. But the severe weather hitting most parts of our county is real. It can happen anytime and anywhere. Business owners must be prepared for a disaster so they can rebuild, repair and reopen their doors as quickly as possible.”

The American Sustainable Business Council says 57 percent of small businesses have no disaster recovery plan.3 As September is Disaster Preparedness Month, now is as good a time as any to start planning. Allstate Business Insurance offers the following tips to help small business owners prepare:

  • Create an Emergency Response Plan to dictate the actions you and your employees should take when a disaster occurs.
  • Make Sure You’re Covered. Once you have an idea of your potential risks, you can determine the best business insurance coverage to meet your needs.
  • Have a Disaster Recovery Plan that details how you can restore operations and get your business up and running as quickly as possible.
  • Establish a Crisis Communications Plan to inform employees and update customers of your company’s status after the disaster.

There is another way small business owners can prepare. This year, Allstate Business Insurance unveiled cool, new technology – an app called Commercial Locker. The free app is available from the Allstate Commercial Locker website and helps small business owners create an online inventory of their business possessions. The cubicle-by-cubicle, digital inventory list allows a business owner to snap pictures, take video and record the images along with the brands and serial numbers of office equipment, supplies, furniture, even artwork on the walls. You don’t have to be an Allstate customer to download the app. Check out how it works in this video!

“Innovation is a critical element of our effort to provide a complete customer experience that emphasizes service, connectedness, safety, preparedness and security,” said McGillivray. “Through cutting-edge offerings such as Drivewise, QuickFoto Claim and now Commercial Locker, Allstate is connecting consumers to better their lives. We’re making it easy for people to do business with us anytime, anyway and anywhere." 

Additional disaster preparation information can be found on the Allstate Business Insurance website, Are You Prepared?

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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2 Small Business Majority: http://ift.tt/1NJL5mH

3 American Sustainable Business Council: http://ift.tt/1KxNQmN

Contact:

April Eaton
(847) 402-5600
On Twitter @AllstateNews



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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Allstate Benefits Expands into Canada to help Employers and Canadians with Critical Illness Solutions

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No one ever expects to face a major illness. But according to the Canadian Cancer Society, nearly 197,000 new cases of cancer will occur in Canada this year. An estimated 70,000 Canadian citizens will have a heart attack.1 One in 10 Canadians already has kidney disease.2 The statistics bring to light the importance of families being prepared so they can have better choices when it comes to their care.

Allstate Benefits, ranked the No. 1 voluntary benefits provider in the United States3, wants to help find solutions for Canadian employers and citizens. Allstate Benefits is expanding its business into Canada and offering critical illness products and services that employers can offer their employees.

“We are excited to announce we are bringing this industry-leading product to Canada as our first Group Voluntary product offering available to Canadian employers for their employees,” says Gregory Guidos, Allstate Benefits president. “We have proven experience as a provider of critical illness benefits as evident of the more than 40,000 employers and three million employees we help take care of in the United States. By creating innovative products, we’re reinventing protection to help businesses add value, engage employees, and ultimately help improve customers’ lives.”

“Allstate Canada has been protecting Canadian homes and property from the unexpected for more than 60 years,” says John O'Donnell, president and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. “We are pleased to announce this new Canadian initiative offered by our Allstate Benefits division.”

Allstate Benefits Critical Illness products help 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, kidney failure, invasive cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and more.

“Imagine being seriously ill and having to miss work. Imagine the stress and fear that exists,” said Guidos. “The benefit payments received from this coverage can go towards experimental treatment, drugs, clinical trials, expenses related to caregivers including family members. It helps empower people to seek the medical treatment they need. It provides some peace of mind by knowing the cash benefit can help cover some of the everyday expenses, such as rent or mortgage payments, daycare fees or utility bills.”

For employers interested in learning more about Allstate Benefits in Canada, please visit http://ift.tt/1izEGiE or contact benefits@allstate.ca.

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.

About Allstate Canada
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country’s leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in “Good Hands®” as well as its employees, and has been listed as a Best Employer in Canada for three years in a row. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca. For practical tips and advice in the areas of preparation, prevention and protection, visit the GOOD HANDS® blog at goodhandsadvice.ca.

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.

1 The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
2 Kidney Foundation of Canada
3 2014 U.S. Worksite Sales, LIMRA

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Contact:

April Eaton
Allstate Insurance Company
(847) 402-5600
@AllstateNews



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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Allstate, American Football Coaches Association Name 22 College Football Players to the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

Prestigious award recognizes college football players for commitment to community service
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Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced today the roster for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, the most esteemed off-the-field honor in college football. The 22 student-athletes selected for this honor have made a positive impact on others and their communities.

In its 24th year, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® is comprised of athletes who have used their limited free time to perform inspirational acts of service. This summer, the program received an all-time record high 197 nominations from colleges and universities across the country.

“Allstate is proud to continue the legacy of recognizing student-athletes for their role in making a positive impact in their local communities,” said Pam Hollander, vice president of marketing for Allstate. “The ‘good works’ of these individuals is an inspiration to us all and we are thrilled to recognize another team of young men that are truly making a difference both on and off the football field.”

The following players have been selected to the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®:

NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A)
Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown
Jonathan Wallace Sr. WR Auburn University Phenix City, Ala.
Trent Matthews Sr. S Colorado State University Converse, Texas
Kelby Brown Sr. LB Duke University Matthews, N.C.
Malcolm Mitchell Sr. SE University of Georgia Valdosta, Ga.
Landon Foster Sr. P University of Kentucky Franklin, Tenn.
Deon Bush Sr. S University of Miami (Fla.) Miami, Fla.
Myer Krah Sr. OLB United States Naval Academy Durham, N.C.
Joshua Perry Sr. LB The Ohio State University Galena, Ohio
Ben Kline GS/Sr. LB Penn State University Silver Valley, Pa.
James Conner Jr. RB University of Pittsburgh Erie, Pa
Driphus Jackson Sr. QB Rice University Cedar Hill, Texas
NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (I-AA), Divisions II, III and NAIA
Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown
Billy Baker Sr. DL Aurora University Oswego, Ill.
Matt Mehlhorn Sr. DB Bethel (Minn.) University Lakeville, Minn.
Jacob Wassenaar Sr. TE Central (Iowa) College Pella, Iowa
Seth Hiddink Jr. K University of Central Oklahoma Wylie, Texas
Vincent Beltrano Sr. DB The University of Chicago Wood Dale, Ill.
Lucas Romick Sr. LB Denison University Lebanon, Ohio
Liam Nadler Sr. QB Gannon University Leipsic, Ohio
Dalton Screws Jr. WR Jacksonville State University Anniston, Ala.
David Porter Sr. DL John Carroll University Westlake, Ohio
Dayo Idowu Sr. LB University of North Dakota Woodbury, Minn.
Nick Chiocco Sr. DE Stonehill College Mansfield, Mass.

 

Since being established in 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has highlighted the importance of community service and volunteerism. From sponsoring orphans in Ethiopia, to founding a program that helps underprivileged youth pursue a college degree, these 22 men continue to change their communities for the better.

“The members of the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® are an excellent example of hard work and dedication, both on the field and off,” AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said. “These 22 student-athletes have shown, through their countless hours of community service and work on the football field, that you can give more of yourself to help those around you. It’s a privilege to team up with Allstate to honor these students.”

College football fans can vote for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Captain at ESPN.com/Allstate through November 25, 2015. The Team Captain and his fellow award recipients will be invited to New Orleans to participate in a community project before the 2016 Allstate® Sugar Bowl®. 

The 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® voting panel included: former Good Works Team® members Zaid Abdul-Aleem (Duke, 1994 team), Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia, 1997, 1998 teams), Brian Brenberg (St. Thomas, 2001 team), Mike Proman (Amherst, 2002 team); media members Jesse Palmer (ESPN), Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN), Bruce Feldman (Fox Sports), Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star); current AFCA President and University of Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville; 1987 AFCA President and former head coach at Brigham Young University LaVell Edwards; along with an Allstate representative.

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.

About the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® was established in 1992 by the College Football Association, recognizing the extra efforts made by college football players and student support staff off the field. AFCA became the governing body of the award in 1997 and continues to honor college football players who go the extra mile for those in need. Allstate worked to present the award starting with the 2008 season.

The SEC leads all conferences with 65 selections to the Good Works Team since it began in 1992. The SEC is followed by the Big 12 Conference with 47 selections and the Atlantic Coast Conference with 32 selections. Georgia is in first place with 17 honorees to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. ® The Bulldogs are followed by Nebraska with 14 honorees. Super Bowl XLII, XLVI and XLI champion quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning were members of the 2002 and 1997 Good Works Teams®, respectively.

About 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.”

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Contacts:

Laura Strykowski, Allstate Media Relations
847-402-5600
laura.strykowski@allstate.com

Jennifer Knoeppel, Taylor
212-714-5732
jknoeppel@taylorstrategy.com

Vince Thompson, AFCA Media Relations
254-754-9900
vince@afca.com



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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Allstate Announces Preferred Stock Dividends

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today declared approximately $29.1 million in aggregate dividends on five series of preferred stock for the dividend period from July 15, 2015 through October 14, 2015. All the preferred dividends are payable in cash on October 15, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 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.

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Greg Burns
(847) 402-5600



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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Allstate Teams Up with Kirk Herbstreit to Launch #StreitCred Twitter Campaign

Launches “It’s Good Sweepstakes” to celebrate college football and its loyal fans
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This college football season, Allstate Insurance Company and ESPN college football analyst, Kirk Herbstreit will give college football teams the validation their passionate fans are looking for in the form of #StreitCred.

Each week during the college football season, @Allstate and @KirkHerbstreit will share which teams are deserving of #StreitCred, spotlighting the strongest team performances and standout moments as they unfold on the gridiron. The schools selected, regardless of ranking, will be given the ultimate badge of honor and bragging rights from Herbstreit himself. Fans can follow the conversation on Twitter and weigh-in on what teams they think are deserving of #StreitCred.

Allstate also announced today the launch of its second annual “It’s Good Sweepstakes,” which will award one lucky grand prize winner and three friends with a trip to New Orleans for the 2016 Allstate® Sugar Bowl® before traveling to Phoenix for the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. The winner will receive $100,000 and a meet and greet with Herbstreit as part of the grand prize package.

Fans who register for the Sweepstakes at AllstateCFB.com through December 6 also have the chance to win weekly prizes to enhance their college football game day experience. Prizes include flat screen TVs, cash gift cards, YETI Hopper™ Coolers, Bluetooth speakers and tailgate chairs.

“Allstate’s involvement in sponsorships and marketing programs like this give us the opportunity to connect with spirited fans across the country,” said Dan Keats, director of integrated marketing communications for Allstate. “We’re excited to team up with Kirk Herbstreit to fuel the passion fans have for their teams and give them the opportunity to attend two of the biggest college football games of the year.”

To kick-off the highly anticipated 2015 college football season, Allstate will bring #StreitCred to the streets of Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, September 4th and give fans the opportunity to meet and talk to Herbstreit as he makes his way through the city on a traveling “StreitCar.” Fans looking to catch a ride on the “StreitCar” and get college football insights from Herbstreit can track its location on Twitter using #StreitCred. 

“One of the most exciting parts of college football is seeing the passion of fan bases around the country come alive,” ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit said. “Allstate understands it’s the pride and faith fans have in their teams that keep them coming back each week regardless of wins or losses, so they are giving me a chance to build a community with #StreitCred.”

For more information about the Allstate “It’s Good Sweepstakes,” fans can visit AllstateCFB.com. Fans can also enter the Sweepstakes by visiting the traveling Allstate Tailgate Tour at one of its game-day stops at “Good Hands®” Field Goal Net schools during the 2015 college football season. 

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:

Laura Strykowski, Allstate Media Relations
847-402-5600
Laura.Strykowski@allstate.com

Jennifer Knoeppel, Taylor
732-245-5249
jknoeppel@taylorstrategy.com



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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Allstate to Present at Barclays Global Financial Services Conference

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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 Barclays Global Financial Services Conference at 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, September 17.

A webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://ift.tt/1kdfBpc. For those unable to hear the live event, a webcast 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 its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. 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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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance Declares Septemeber "Sportsmanship Month"

Star Athletes Heather O’Reilly, Dan Gable and Brian Leetch Team Up with Liberty Mutual Insurance to Shine Spotlight on Sportsmanship in Youth Sports in September and Beyond

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