Progressive Receives Perfect Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

  Progressive Receives Perfect Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index

                Named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality”

Business Wire

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio -- November 19, 2012

Car insurance company Progressive has received a 100 percent score on the
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2013 Corporate Equality Index. The HRC is
America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender equality.

The HRC's CEI report, released each fall since 2002, provides an in-depth
analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices
pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. It is the
premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion.

Businesses rated 100% are recognized as "Best Places to Work for LGBT
Equality.” All consumer-oriented businesses are included in our "Buying for
Equality" guide.

Key Facts

  *Progressive is one of 252 businesses to earn a top rating of 100 percent,
  *Progressive earns the distinction of one of the “Best Places to Work for
    LGBT Equality.”
  *A total of 889 businesses have been rated in the 2013 CEI, including the
    entire Fortune 500.


Steve Adams, Progressive’s human resource director

“Progressive is proud to receive a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign
Corporate Equality Index. This score is the result of our commitment to
nurturing and valuing our diverse workforce.”

About Progressive

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, The Progressive Group of Insurance
Companies (collectively, "Progressive Insurance") makes it easy to understand,
buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach
us whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient for them — online at, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, or in-person with a local

Progressive offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks,
motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles and homes. It's the fourth largest
auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle insurance and a
leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance
online in Australia at

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping
tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price^®,
the Snapshot Discount^®, and a concierge level of claims service.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village,
Ohio-based holding company, are publicly traded at (NYSE:PGR).


Progressive PR
Rebecca Lamb, 440-395-1899
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