Eligible Arizona Car Owners Could Save Up to 20% On Auto Insurance

CHICAGO, Jul 3, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Where can a consumer turn for affordable auto insurance? At least one insurance provider offers an answer: Unitrin Direct Auto Insurance. Through its increased operating efficiencies, Unitrin Direct is able to offer many Arizona consumers significant savings over their existing provider. A recent survey of new Unitrin Direct customers demonstrated that consumers with good driving records could save as much as $300 or more. As of June 10, Arizona drivers can now participate in the savings already available to residents of California, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan–totaling almost 1/3 of the US driving population.

Unitrin Direct’s underwriting insurance companies are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, one of the leading experts in assessing the financial stability of insurance companies. Unitrin Direct is a business segment of Unitrin, Inc. (www.unitrin.com) (“Unitrin”), headquartered in Chicago (NYSE stock symbol: UTR). Unitrin’s member insurance companies have served the basic financial needs of individuals, families and small businesses for more than 75 years. Through its insurance subsidiaries, Unitrin provides property and casualty insurance and life and health insurance. As of December 31, 2001, the Unitrin family of insurance companies had more than $6 billion in assets and more than 6 million insurance policies in force. At December 31, 2001, Unitrin’s insurance companies employed more than 6,800 associates.

Consumers who would like to see if they qualify for lower rates can contact Unitrin Direct toll-free at 1-800-UNITRIN or visit the company online at http://www.unitrindirect.com.

CONTACT: Unitrin Direct

Bob Chambers, 877-506-6222 (toll-free)

rchambers@unitrindirect.com

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