Allstate Insurance Company Launches Safe & Secure Communities Program with Local Agents in Tidewater, Virginia area

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company and its agents today announced a new community initiative in the Tidewater area to help keep area families safe and secure through educational programs and targeted community investments.

Known as the Allstate® Safe & Secure Communities program, the Tidewater area is one of only four communities in the country selected for the new initiative and was chosen because of the city's steady growth, strong business climate and Allstate agency owners' commitment to the community.

This new community initiative kicks off today with Allstate's Safe Driving Challenge at the Lynnhaven Mall where families will be competing against each other on a driving course. Allstate will be hosting the Safe Driving Challenge in more than a dozen communities across the country and the event is designed to showcase the dangers of distracted driving behaviors – including texting while driving – in a fun, interactive driving course.

"Allstate and our agents in the Tidewater area have a deep commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities so we're pleased to launch our safe and secure program here in Tidewater," said Dave Prendergast, field senior vice president for Allstate's Capital Region, who oversees business operations for Virginia. "We know strong communities are great places for families to live and prosper, and offer many opportunities for business growth."

In addition to kicking off the Safe & Secure Communities initiative with today's Safe Driving Challenge, Allstate will work with local Allstate agencies, city officials, colleges and universities, local non-profit organizations and area residents on many safety issues. Those issues include storm preparedness, highway and roadway safety, motorcycle and boat safety, family and home safety and security, and financial security. The company will be working with local organizations on a number of community initiatives, events and education seminars throughout the year that will focus on these important safety issues.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names. Widely known by its slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®," Allstate offers insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via and 1-800 Allstate®. As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $28 million in 2011 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.

*Agency owners are independent contractors, not employees of the Allstate Insurance Company. Any hires by an agency owner are employees of the agency owner, not Allstate Insurance Company.

**Subject to the terms and conditions of the R3001 Agency Agreement.

Contact: Debbie Pickford 
(703) 218-0163

SOURCE Allstate Insurance Company

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