Kanetix adds Esurance to its California online auto insurance quote comparison service

Toronto, Canada – August 18, 2005 – Today, kanetix (www.kanetix.com) – an online insurance quotation and information center, announced the addition of a sixth company, Esurance, to its online quote comparison service for California residents. Esurance offers a wide variety of payment options, round-the-clock customer service and highly competitive rates.

“kanetix is thrilled to be working with a leading company like Esurance to provide quick and easy access to competitive online auto insurance quotes and coverage,” said George Small, Co-founder of kanetix. “Esurance brings to the kanetix quote service a robust online insurance offering that helps auto insurance shoppers get a reasonable rate and quality customer service.”

Esurance’s Director of Channel Marketing, Tom Capp, commented, “kanetix’s online comparison service will help us reach more consumers and grow our business. We support the comparison shopping concept at www.kanetix.com and believe it is a good way for people to buy their auto insurance coverage.”

About kanetix

kanetix is a profitable company that has been in business for almost 6 years. The company provides California residents with ‘instant’ online auto insurance quotes and information from its consumer-friendly website at www.kanetix.com. kanetix also operates Canada’s first and most successful national online insurance marketplace.

About Esurance Inc.

Esurance Inc., a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal auto insurance direct to consumers online. Esurance is dedicated to constantly improving the way people shop for, buy, and manage their auto insurance. By combining the best of technology with industry know-how, Esurance is able to offer hassle-free auto insurance coverage with 24/7 customer service and claims handling at competitive prices.

For more information, please contact:

George Small



(416) 599-9779 ext. 202