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Farmers Insurance Names Yahoo! Veteran, Patrizio Spagnoletto, Head of Digital Strategy

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers insurance, one of the nation's leading multi-line insurer groups, has named Patrizio Spagnoletto to be the company's new head of digital strategy.

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In this new position, Spagnoletto will be responsible for defining and executing on an enterprise-wide digital strategy and will oversee all consumer-facing web capabilities, including mobile.

"Farmers customers value the advice our agents provide and want enhanced online capabilities and access. We believe Patrizio is the right person to improve our digital platform and further integrate our agents and our digital platform with our agents at the center," said Michael Linton, Enterprise Chief Marketing Officer for Farmers Insurance.

Spagnoletto brings 18 years of experience in U.S. and international marketing, management and digital strategy. He was most recently vice president of global marketing services for Yahoo! In that role, he managed all marketing channels for the company including media buying, social and CRM.

At Yahoo!, Spagnoletto also was responsible for marketing the company's leading advertising solutions giving him first-hand experience on digital media trends that matter. In 2011, he was a recipient of the prestigious Yahoo! Superstar Award for leadership.

"The opportunity at Farmers is unlimited. I look forward to working with such a talented group to ensure our digital strategy puts Farmers at the center of innovation to deliver consumers the best experience," said Spagnoletto.

Prior to his 13-year career with Yahoo!, he worked in various marketing roles for Ememories.com; Nestle Beverage Co.; and Parmalat USA.

A graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, Spagnoletto earned a bachelor's degree in business economics and international affairs.

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manages the non-claims insurance operations of the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc. is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.

Contact:

Mark Toohey


805-907-2216


mark_toohey@farmersinsurance.com

SOURCE Farmers Insurance



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