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Progressive car insurance now has an app for smart phones using the Google AndroidTM operating system. According to data from digital measurement company comScore, Inc., Android is the fastest growing smart phone platform on the market today.

“We’ve seen a 30 percent increase in visits to our mobile Web site by Android users over the past four months,” said Matt Lehman, Progressive’s Web experience director. “Our Android app is designed to simplify the mobile experience for this fast-growing group of customers.”

Progressive, the first major U.S. car insurance group to introduce an Android app specifically for car insurance, also has an Apple iPhone app and a mobile Web site. The free Progressive app is available from the Marketplace on Android devices.

The company’s goal is to make insurance easier and more convenient for a broad range of mobile users. With the free Android app, users can:

Get car insurance quotes and buy a policy

Make payments and update policy information

Get directions to a local independent insurance agent

Get directions to the closest service center, where customers receive Progressive’s concierge level of claims service

Research crash test results and recall notices

Calculate and budget for monthly car loan payments

Compare the relative costs to insure different types of cars

Report and track claims

Watch the latest Progressive TV commercials

Visit Progressive’s mobile hub for more on Progressive’s other mobile apps and services.

About Progressive The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, in business since 1937, is one of the country’s largest auto insurance groups, the largest seller of motorcycle policies, and a market leader in commercial auto insurance based on premiums written.

Progressive is committed to becoming consumers’ #1 choice for auto insurance by providing competitive rates and innovative products and services that meet drivers’ needs throughout their lifetimes, including superior online and in-person customer service, and best-in-class, 24-hour claims service, such as its concierge level of claims service available at service centers located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

Progressive companies offer consumers choices in how to shop for, buy, and manage their auto insurance policies. Progressive offers its products, including personal and commercial auto, motorcycle, boat, and recreational vehicle insurance, through more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the U.S. and online and by phone directly from the Company. Personal auto products and prices are different when purchased directly from Progressive or through independent agencies. To find an agent or to get a quote, go to http://www.progressive.com. Progressive also has a branch that sells car insurance policies online in Australia at http://www.progressivedirect.com.au.

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