The Progressive Corporation Announces Time Change for Fourth Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call

The Progressive Corporation today announced that the time of the company’s March 3, 2010 conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2009 financial results has changed to 11:00 a.m. eastern time (previously scheduled at 9:00 a.m. eastern time). The change is being made at the request of our analysts to accommodate an industry event.

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. Private passenger 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).