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Allstate Workplace Names Jones as Senior Vice President

Signaling an assertive move to quickly expand Allstates growth into the employer-based life and health benefits market, Allstate Workplace Division today named Walter M. Jones to a newly created role as Senior Vice President of National Accounts.

Jones will lead the divisions strategic initiative to increase Allstates market presence in large and mega employer account marketplaces. This initiative includes the distribution of a wide array of productslife insurance, supplemental health and disability insurance, long and short-term disability, critical illness, and many othersthrough national brokerage firms and consulting organizations. Jones will also lead the development of strategic alliance partnerships to boost Allstates workplace benefits market share among large employers.

Jones becomes a member of the divisions senior management team and reports directly to Allstate Workplace Division Executive Vice president, Wayne Watkins.

Already overstressed human resource departments in large companies continually strive to add valuable benefits for their employees and improve processes for their organizations. Allstates extensive suite of workplace products align nicely with those corporate needs, said Wayne Watkins, Executive Vice President of Distribution for Allstate Workplace Division. Walter's 20 years of consulting experience will give the National Account team the leadership to deliver value propositions to our clients.

Prior to joining Allstates Workplace Division, Jones was Vice President of the Employee Benefits Group for Aon Consulting based in Raleigh, NC. He brings two decades of experience in the voluntary benefits business and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

The large account market is an important component of our ongoing strategy to put the customer at the center of all of our work and provide the products and services they need in ways they want them, said David Bird, President of Allstate Workplace Division. No one understands this market better than Walter and Im extremely pleased to have him on our senior management team.

Allstate Workplace Division is the marketing name for American Heritage Life Insurance Company (Home office: Jacksonville, Fla.) a wholly owned subsidiary of The Allstate Corporation. Complete details on the full range of AWD products and services can be accessed at www.allstateatwork.com. Allstate Workplace Division products are available in 49 states and distributed in New York through Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nations largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the Youre In Good Hands With Allstate® slogan, Allstate helps individuals in approximately 17 million households protect what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow through approximately 14,900 exclusive agencies and financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada. Customers can access Allstate products and services such as auto insurance and homeowners insurance through Allstate agencies, or in select states at allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®. Encompass® and Deerbrook® Insurance brand property and casualty products are sold exclusively through independent agents. The Allstate Financial Group provides life insurance, supplemental accident and health insurance, annuity, banking and retirement products designed for individual, institutional and worksite customers that are distributed through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, financial institutions and broker-dealers.

Contacts:

The Allstate Corporation
David Steck, (847) 402-5600

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