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Top 25 U.S. auto liability writers.

Top 25 U.S. Auto Liability Writers
Ranked by 2008 direct premiums written.
($ Thousands)

                                              2008 Direct   % Change
                                                 Premiums         in
Rank   Company/Group                AMB#          Written   Premiums

 1     State Farm Group             00088     $17,225,696        2.0
 2     Allstate Ins Group           00008      10,249,576       -3.6
 3     Progressive Ins Group        00780       8,447,004       -1.7
 4     Berkshire Hathaway Ins       00811       7,931,789        6.1
 5     Liberty Mutual Ins Cos       00060       5,754,942       -1.8
 6     Farmers Ins Group            00032       5,522,790        0.6
 7     Nationwide Group             05987       5,399,859       -3.0
 8     Travelers Group              18674       3,695,628       -2.0
 9     Amer Intl Group              18540       3,386,468      -10.6
 10    USAA Group                   04080       3,362,909        4.6
 11    Hartford Ins Group           00048       2,142,489       -2.4
 12    Amer Family Ins Group        00124       1,987,531       -4.9
 13    Mercury Gen Group            04524       1,465,558       -8.9
 14    Erie Ins Group               04283       1,327,315        0.0
 15    MetLife Auto & Home Group    18552       1,209,292       -1.6
 16    Zurich Finl Svcs NA Group    18549       1,189,112       -8.7
 17    Auto Club Enterprises Ins
         Group                      18515       1,115,637       -1.5
 18    Auto-Owners Ins Group        04354       1,081,131       -0.6
 19    CA State Auto Group          18460         968,149       -5.2
 20    White Mountains Ins Group    18490         931,308        1.3
 21    Commerce Group               02966         928,394       -9.4
 22    Sentry Ins Group             00086         924,411       -4.2
 23    Unitrin P&C Ins Group        00914         887,920        4.1
 24    GMAC Ins Group               18431         827,018       -7.1
 25    Hanover Ins Grp Prop &
         Cas Cos                    04861          815231       -3.5

       Top 25 Writers                         $88,777,157       -1.1

       Total U.S. P/C Industry               $115,534,197       -1.4

                                     <-Market Share (%)->

Rank   Company/Group                 2008    2007    2006

 1     State Farm Group              14.9    14.4    14.7
 2     Allstate Ins Group             8.9     9.1     9.1
 3     Progressive Ins Group          7.3     7.3     7.6
 4     Berkshire Hathaway Ins         6.9     6.4     6.1
 5     Liberty Mutual Ins Cos         5.0     5.0     5.0
 6     Farmers Ins Group              4.8     4.7     4.5
 7     Nationwide Group               4.7     4.8     4.7
 8     Travelers Group                3.2     3.2     3.1
 9     Amer Intl Group                2.9     3.2     3.1
 10    USAA Group                     2.9     2.7     2.7
 11    Hartford Ins Group             1.9     1.9     1.9
 12    Amer Family Ins Group          1.7     1.8     1.7
 13    Mercury Gen Group              1.3     1.4     1.4
 14    Erie Ins Group                 1.2     1.1     1.1
 15    MetLife Auto & Home Group      1.1     1.1     1.0
 16    Zurich Finl Svcs NA Group      1.0     1.1     1.1
 17    Auto Club Enterprises Ins
         Group                        1.0     1.0     1.0
 18    Auto-Owners Ins Group          0.9     0.9     1.0
 19    CA State Auto Group            0.8     0.9     0.9
 20    White Mountains Ins Group      0.8     0.8     0.7
 21    Commerce Group                 0.8     0.9     0.9
 22    Sentry Ins Group               0.8     0.8     0.8
 23    Unitrin P&C Ins Group          0.8     0.7     0.7
 24    GMAC Ins Group                 0.7     0.8     0.8
 25    Hanover Ins Grp Prop &
         Cas Cos                      0.7     0.7     0.7

       Top 25 Writers                76.8    76.6    76.3

       Total U.S. P/C Industry      100.0   100.0   100.0

                                   <-Adjusted Loss Ratios->       % of
                                                               Company
Rank   Company/Group               2008    2007    2006       Premiums

 1     State Farm Group            72.6    71.0    59.5           35.7
 2     Allstate Ins Group          61.3    59.0    53.9           38.1
 3     Progressive Ins Group       62.0    59.8    52.2           61.3
 4     Berkshire Hathaway Ins      67.7    64.1    61.2           49.1
 5     Liberty Mutual Ins Cos      65.0    59.2    53.8           22.1
 6     Farmers Ins Group           58.9    63.1    62.9           34.0
 7     Nationwide Group            62.4    61.4    55.1           34.2
 8     Travelers Group             54.0    52.4    47.6           17.2
 9     Amer Intl Group             65.0    62.2    56.8           12.1
 10    USAA Group                  79.2    81.8    79.3           35.4
 11    Hartford Ins Group          60.3    64.5    60.6           19.4
 12    Amer Family Ins Group       68.6    68.4    67.5           34.1
 13    Mercury Gen Group           56.0    52.7    56.2           53.7
 14    Erie Ins Group              50.9    48.9    61.3           34.9
 15    MetLife Auto & Home Group   52.7    54.8    51.5           39.6
 16    Zurich Finl Svcs NA Group   57.6    52.8    58.5           10.1
 17    Auto Club Enterprises Ins
         Group                     59.6    63.5    61.3           43.4
 18    Auto-Owners Ins Group       73.8    81.4    69.0           24.5
 19    CA State Auto Group         54.9    61.3    58.7           41.2
 20    White Mountains Ins Group   61.6    56.9    56.5           31.9
 21    Commerce Group              55.0    54.9    50.0           52.7
 22    Sentry Ins Group            59.3    52.3    62.0           48.6
 23    Unitrin P&C Ins Group       62.6    63.7    61.5           45.9
 24    GMAC Ins Group              74.5    58.8    71.3           39.4
 25    Hanover Ins Grp Prop &
         Cas Cos                   65.6    60.9    65.2           28.8

       Top 25 Writers              64.6    62.9    58.1           31.4

       Total U.S. P/C Industry     63.8    62.4    58.4           24.0

Source: A.M. Best's State/Line (P/C Lines) Data as of July 19, 2009
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