Allstate Executive Vice President Joan Walker to Retire

           Allstate Executive Vice President Joan Walker to Retire

PR Newswire

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 14, 2013

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Allstate Corporation
(NYSE: ALL) announced today that Joan Walker, executive vice president,
Corporate Relations, will retire from Allstate after seven years of dedicated
service. Since joining Allstate in 2005, Walker has been a member of the
company's Senior Leadership Team and served as Allstate's chief communication
officer. She also served as the company's interim chief marketing officer from
2007 to 2009.

"Joan has had tremendous success leading the company's communication and
corporate reputation efforts during a time of significant external change,"
said Thomas J. Wilson, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "She
has been a great partner and strategic counselor and we're particularly proud
of her leadership in directing Allstate's philanthropic initiatives. We thank
her for her service and wish her all the best."

"My time at Allstate has been very rewarding and I'll always value the
opportunity I've had to contribute to a company with such strong commitment to
its customers and the communities it serves across the country," said Walker.
"I'm confident the company's best days are ahead under the strong leadership
of Allstate's executive team. I'll miss the terrific group of individuals who
make up Allstate's Corporate Relations department."

Before joining Allstate in 2005, Walker was executive vice president of
marketing and communications for Qwest Communications International.
Previously, she was senior vice president, global public affairs for Pharmacia
and earlier served as a partner in the Bozell Sawyer Miller group and in
governmental and educational roles.

Walker currently serves as a member of many civic and cultural organizations,
including as a board member of WTTW-11 and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum,
as well as a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, the Chicago Network and the
Clinton Global Initiative, including serving on its Planning Committee. She
previously served on the boards of numerous Chicago community organizations,
including the Art Institute of Chicago, Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Children's
Museum, Prentice Women's Hospital Northwestern Memorial and the Medill School
of Journalism at Northwestern University.

She received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Douglass College at Rutgers
University and a master's degree in sociology from Rutgers University.

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 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: Brian Faith, +1-847-402-5600
 
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