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Allstate and Sterling Autobody Give the Gift of Transportation This Thanksgiving Holiday

     Allstate and Sterling Autobody Give the Gift of Transportation This
                             Thanksgiving Holiday

Sterling donating recycled rides to families and charities in nine states
across the country

PR Newswire

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 16, 2012

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine walking through any
kind of weather to get your child to daycare; or relying on the kindness of
friends in order to get to a doctor's appointment. That's the reality for many
families struggling to make ends meet and in need of reliable transportation.

During Thanksgiving week, Allstate Insurance Company and Sterling Autobody
Centers will lend a helping hand to families and charities. In all, the
companies plan to donate more than 20 newly refurbished automobiles through
the National Auto Body Council's (NABC) Recycled Rides Program. The vehicles
have been restored by technicians at Sterling shops in nine states (Colorado,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas and Utah) across
the country. The cars are ready to be gifted to non-profit organizations,
individuals and families in need of a way to get around town.

"Reliable transportation is something many of us take for granted," said
Sterling Autobody Centers President Nick Notte. "We are proud to offer our
time and resources to transform lives and touch families and organizations
across the country. While the gift of a vehicle provides a practical means of
transportation, what it really provides is hope."

Recycled Rides donation events are scheduled to happen simultaneously in
multiple cities across the country on Monday, November 19, 2012.

"Allstate Insurance Company and Sterling Autobody Centers have participated in
the Recycled Rides initiative for the past five years and have refurbished and
gifted more than 100 vehicles across the country," said Notte.

About Sterling Autobody Centers
Sterling Autobody was founded in 1997 with a mission to redefine the collision
repair experience. With a commitment to providing safe, high-quality repairs,
while returning the car to the customer as quickly as possible, we developed a
unique repair process and began building our own state-of-the art facilities.
In 2001, Allstate Non-Insurance Holdings purchased Sterling Autobody Centers
to offer consumers the option of a superior automotive claims experience with
guaranteed high-quality repairs. Sterling Autobody Centers operates more than
60 vehicle repair facilities in 16 states, with a Store Support Center in
Natick, Massachusetts.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held
personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With
Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help
nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare
for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life
and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies,
and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as
well as via www.allstate.com 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 The Allstate Corporation

Website: http://www.allstate.com
Contact: April Eaton, Allstate Insurance, +1-847-402-5600
 
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