Gregory Guidos Named Allstate Benefits President

               Gregory Guidos Named Allstate Benefits President

David Bird to Retire After Nearly 30 Years of Service

PR Newswire

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 4, 2012

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gregory J. Guidos has been
named president of Allstate Benefits and will replace current president David
Bird upon his retirement in March 2013. Guidos will report to Don Civgin,
president and chief executive officer of Allstate Financial.

"Allstate Benefits has become one of America's largest providers of voluntary
employee benefits and one of Allstate Financial's fastest-growing businesses,"
Civgin said. "Greg's leadership and experience can help accelerate our
momentum in offering health, life, disability, vision and dental benefits to
individuals, both directly and through their employers. We wish David well in
retirement and thank him for his numerous contributions to Allstate Benefits'

Greg Guidos has been Allstate Benefits executive vice president and chief
administrative officer since 2010, and the division's chief financial officer
from 2002 to 2007. He has held a variety of leadership positions with Allstate
since joining the company in 1982, including as product vice president for
Allstate's Western Territory from 2008-2010 and assistant field vice
president, Capital Region from 2007-2008.

David Bird was named president of Allstate Benefits in 2002. Under his
direction, Allstate Benefits has become one of the largest providers of
voluntary employee benefits in the United States. Bird began his career with
American Heritage Life Insurance Company in 1983 as a regional sales manager
for Tennessee, and was promoted in 1987 to regional director for Tennessee,
Kentucky and Arkansas.Bird became senior vice president of workplace sales in
1994 and chief marketing officer in 1997.American Heritage Life was acquired
by The Allstate Corporation in 1999. Allstate Benefits
( is now the company's marketing name.

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 and
Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products
(auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate
agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial
representatives, as well as via,
and 1-800 Allstate^®, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good
Hands With 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

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