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CHRISTOPHER EDLEY ELECTED TO THE ALLSTATE CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) has elected Christopher F. Edley, president emeritus of the United Negro College Fund, Inc., to its board of directors.
 Edley was president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) from 1973 until 1990. During his tenure with the organization, more than $600 million was raised to support students and member colleges. Edley is largely responsible for the UNCF becoming a widely recognized and leading charitable organization.
 Prior to joining the UNCF, Edley was the program officer in charge of government and law for The Ford Foundation, and regional counsel for Federal Housing and Home Finance (now Housing and Urban Development). He currently serves on the boards of American Airlines, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, The Student Loan Corp. and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Edley is also a member of the President's Drug Advisory Council.
 Edley joins Wayne E. Hedien, chairman and CEO of Allstate; Edward A. Brennan, chairman and CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Co.; James M. Denny, vice chairman of Sears; Warren L. Batts, chairman and CEO of Premark International, Inc.; William E. LaMothe, chairman emeritus, Kellogg Company; Nancy C. Reynolds, formerly vice chairman of The Wexler Group and senior vice president of Hill and Knowlton Public Affairs Worldwide and Donald H. Rumsfeld, chairman, CEO and president of General Instrument Corp., as directors on The Allstate Corp. board.
 Allstate Insurance Company, The Allstate Corp.'s operating company established in 1931 by Sears, Roebuck and Co., is the country's second largest property-liability insurer and one of the 20 largest life insurers based on 1992 statutory premiums and deposits.
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 /CONTACT: Kathleen Hogan of The Allstate Corporation, 708-402-5600/
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