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ALLIED GROUP ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AND DECLARES DIVIDEND

 DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ALLIED Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGR), today held a regular meeting of the company's board of directors. John E. Evans, chairman, announced that Douglas L. Andersen was elected president of the property-casualty subsidiaries of ALLIED Group, Inc. and of ALLIED Mutual Insurance Company, replacing James D. Kirkpatrick.
 "Jim has earned his retirement, having been associated with the ALLIED companies for over 40 years," said Evans. "We've all profited from his technical skills and his managerial expertise. Doug takes Jim's place with impressive credentials, including 26 years of industry experience. He's spent 15 of them with ALLIED, serving as regional vice president, vice president of marketing, and then executive vice president of the insurance companies."
 In a related move, William G. Stevenson was promoted to vice president of marketing of the property-casualty companies. He has held various management positions since beginning his career at ALLIED in 1977.
 The directors declared a fourth-quarter common stock dividend of $0.13 per share. It is payable Dec. 22, 1993, to stockholders of record on Dec. 10, 1993.
 ALLIED Group, Inc., is a regional property-casualty insurer specializing in personal lines. The company uses independent agencies, exclusive agencies, and direct response marketing to offer products in central and western states.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Shaffer of ALLIED Group, 515-280-4326/
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