State Auto Financial Appoints New Directors

The Board of Directors of State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) has filled two vacancies by electing David R. Meuse and Alexander B. Trevor as directors, effective April 3.

A principal at Stonehenge Financial Holdings, Inc., a Columbus investment banking and business consulting firm, Meuse, 61, also serves as a director of Columbus-based Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. The firm manages mutual and private investment funds. Meuse is also on the board of directors Bluestone Corporation, Bopp-Busch Manufacturing Company, The Columbus Foundation, The Columbus Partnership and Kenyon College, among others.

Trevor, 61, is president of Nuvocom, Inc., a patent litigation support firm. He is also a director of Applied Innovation Inc., a Dublin-based network management company.

State Auto Financial Corporation, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a property and casualty insurance holding company. The company markets its personal and commercial insurance products through more than 22,000 independent insurance agents associated with nearly 3,100 agencies in 27 states. The company has been named Forbes Magazine’s “Best Managed Insurance Company in America” for 2006 and is one of only 314 publicly traded companies to earn the Mergent Dividend Achiever Award for having increased its dividends for ten or more years in succession. The State Auto Insurance Companies are rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company. Additional information on the company can be found on its Web page at