Allstate Ramps Up South Dakota Recruiting

                  Allstate Ramps Up South Dakota Recruiting

Also adding 20 Licensed Sales Professionals Across State

PR Newswire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 25, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Allstate Insurance Company
appointed one new exclusive agent in South Dakota last year. Now, the company
is ramping up its recruiting again– searching for 10 additional South Dakota
agency owners next year.

As the 2012 campaign continues on and there's continued focus on small
business and job creation, Allstate is offering the right candidates the
chance to own their own piece of the American Dream.

"We see a significant opportunity in the current job climate to attract
mid-career, mid-level managers to own and operate their own business and
represent Allstate in South Dakota," said Gary Chitwood, Allstate's West
Central Region's recruiting director. "We're working with business brokers,
utilizing social media tools and have our own team of recruiters to find
professionals with financial or sales backgrounds, who are dedicated to
customer service. Additionally, to people who lead us to agents, we're
offering a $10,000 referral bonus."

Allstate also plans to add further to the South Dakota job market with 20 new
South Dakota jobs for licensed sales professionals. Each new agency opens
with a minimum of two staff members to make sure customers are treated with
efficiency and courtesy.

"Allstate not only has a spectacular brand and exceptional support staff to
train and champion new exclusive agents, Allstate is unique among all other
insurers because its agents own the economic interest in their business," said
Chitwood. "Allstate agents can sell the economic interest in their agency.
No other branded insurer has this option."

Interested candidates can apply to become an Allstate agent by logging on to, or by calling 1-877-711-1006. Interested candidates can
check out this video featuring four Allstate agents. In addition, interested
parties can send questions or potential leads by tweeting @Allstatewc.

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.

SOURCE Allstate Insurance Company

Contact: Stephanie Howell, +1-303-842-3715, cell, +1-303-779-3791 office,
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