NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced that it has obtained all required regulatory approvals and closed its acquisition of SquareTrade, a consumer protection plan provider that distributes through many of America's major retailers.
"The addition of SquareTrade to the Allstate family of companies supports our customer-focused strategy and lives into Our Shared Purpose to protect people from life's uncertainties," said Tom Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer of Allstate. "As a rapidly growing consumer protection plan provider that distributes through many of America's major retailers, SquareTrade broadens our protection product portfolio and expands our customer relationships. SquareTrade will become even stronger as part of Allstate, enabling it to serve additional retailers and expand its product offering and market reach."
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. Now celebrating its 85th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." Allstate agencies are in virtually every local community in America. Financial information, including material announcements about The Allstate Corporation and historical information about SquareTrade, is posted on www.allstateinvestors.com.
SquareTrade is a highly rated protection plan provider trusted by millions of customers for its fast and efficient service. SquareTrade protects mobile devices, laptops and tablets, and other consumer electronics and appliances from malfunctions, accidental damage and life's frequent mishaps. SquareTrade is headquartered in San Francisco and London. For more information, go to www.squaretrade.com.
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SOURCE The Allstate Corporation