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Progressive Reports August 2017 Results

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO - September 19, 2017 -- The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) today reported the following results for August 2017:

             
(millions, except per share amounts and ratios; unaudited) August
2017
  August
2016
  Change
Net premiums written $ 2,211.8   $ 1,910.7    16 %
Net premiums earned $ 2,019.6   $ 1,767.9    14 %
Net income (loss) attributable to Progressive $ (16.8)   $ 49.3   (134) %
  Per share1 $ (0.03)   $ 0.08   (134) %
Total pretax net realized gains (losses) on securities              
  (including net impairment losses) $ (11.7)   $ (29.3)   (60) %
Combined ratio   103.8     97.9   5.9 pts.
Average equivalent shares1  581.4     584.8      (1) %
               

1 Since we reported a net loss for August 2017, the calculated diluted earnings per share was antidilutive; therefore, basic earnings per share and average basic shares outstanding are disclosed. For August 2016, diluted earnings per share and average dilutive equivalent shares are disclosed.

(thousands; unaudited) August
2017
  August
2016
  Change
Policies in Force           
Vehicle businesses:          
 Agency - auto 5,463.9   4,971.4   10 %
 Direct - auto 5,819.1   5,326.7   9 %
   Total personal auto 11,283.0   10,298.1   10 %
   Total special lines 4,391.3   4,292.0   2 %
     Total Personal Lines 15,674.3   14,590.1   7 %
     Total Commercial Lines 634.0   610.7   4 %
Property business 1,349.0   1,180.9   14 %
               


About Progressive

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient - online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

Progressive provides insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. Home insurance is underwritten by select carriers, including American Strategic Insurance Corp. and subsidiaries (ASI), our majority owned subsidiaries.

Progressive is the fourth largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance; and through ASI, one of the top 20 homeowners insurance carriers

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, Snapshot® and Service Centers.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.

Company Contact:

Julia Hornack
(440) 395-2164

The Progressive Corporation
6300 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, Ohio  44143

http://www.progressive.com

To view the complete release, click the attachment below.            
Progressive August 2017 Complete Earnings Release      

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