Progressive Recognized by InformationWeek 500 as Top 250 IT Innovator

Progressive Recognized by InformationWeek 500 as Top 250 IT Innovator

4 th Largest Insurer climbs 7 spots on the list for Snapshot® Test Drive

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Progressive Insurance announced it ranks 29th on this year's InformationWeek 500 - a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The full list can be found at http://www.informationweek.com/1374


"With more than eight billion miles of driving data collected with our usage-based insurance program Snapshot®, we undertook the big data challenge. In 2012, we created the infrastructure that allows all consumers, not just Progressive customers, the opportunity to test drive Snapshot, with a no-obligation trial," said Ray Voelker, CIO of Progressive Insurance. "Being named to the InformationWeek 500 for the 14th consecutive year is a testament to our leadership in usage-based insurance and the auto insurance industry, spearheaded by the collaborative spirit and innovation of our talented staff of IT professionals."

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The companies in our ranking are leading the way."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way and the Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

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 it 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 also offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, as well as home insurance through select carriers. It's the fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle insurance and a leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at http://www.progressiveonline.com.au. 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 (NYS: PGR) .

About InformationWeek

For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in‐person events. InformationWeek's award‐winning editorial coverage can be found at www.informationweek.com.

InformationWeek is produced by UBM Tech, a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties. Other UBM Tech's brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, Game Developer Conference, CRN and Design Con. The company's products include research, education, training and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.



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