Progressive Distributes October Results

The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) today reported the following results for October 2005: ———————————————————————- (millions, except per share October October amounts and ratios) 2005 2004 Change ——— ——— ———– Net premiums written $1,328.1 $1,279.8 4% Net premiums earned 1,340.0 1,275.2 5% Net income 75.4 140.2 (46)% Per share .38 .66 (42)% Combined ratio 94.2 87.0 (7.2) pts. ———————————————————————-

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The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, in business since 1937, ranks third in the nation for auto insurance based on premiums written and provides drivers with competitive rates and 24/7, in-person and online service. The companies that offer insurance directly (by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE and online at market their products and services under the Progressive Direct(SM) brand, while the companies that offer insurance through more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies market their products and services under the Drive(R) Insurance from Progressive brand. The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, are publicly traded at NYSE:PGR. More information can be found at, including a guide to interpreting the monthly reporting package.