Allstate Announces June and Second Quarter Catastrophe Loss Estimate

Jul 16, 2015, 09:00 ET from The Allstate Corporation

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of June 2015 of $346 million, pre-tax ($225 million after-tax).  Catastrophe losses occurring in June comprised 19 events at an estimated cost of $310 million, pre-tax, plus increased reserve reestimates of prior reported catastrophe losses. The increased reserve reestimates in the month of June primarily relate to reestimates of April and May 2015 events.

Allstate previously announced $451 million, pre-tax ($293 million after-tax), in estimated catastrophe losses for the months of April and May 2015, bringing estimated catastrophe losses for second quarter 2015 to $797 million, pre-tax ($518 million after-tax).  Catastrophe losses can be higher in the second quarter of the year due to the number of wind and hail events.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada.

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