An innovative experience for consumers; New Allstate Insurance agency open for business in Peterborough

    PETERBOROUGH, ON, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Christianne Dostie, Executive Vice
President and Tim Currie, Assistant Vice President of Allstate Insurance
Company of Canada, were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the latest
Allstate Insurance Agency to open in Ontario in Peterborough.
    "The new Allstate Insurance Agency enables us to be flexible and
responsive to what consumers when they want it," Dostie said. "More
importantly, consumers will have access to a team of experienced and
knowledgeable agents and a broad range of services and products to meet
specific individual needs."

    The Allstate Insurance Agency will be made up of a team of experienced
and knowledgeable Allstate agents who will each be accountable for managing
specific aspects of a customers needs. There will be;

    -   An Allstate Agent who will create and develop the relationship at new
    -   An Allstate Agent who will expand the relationship by identifying
        additional features to meet changing and evolving insurance needs;
    -   An Allstate Agent who will strengthen the relationship at renewal and
        provide customer service and support.

    Bill Burrows, Agency Manager in Peterborough added, "Allstate is building
on their strong history and implementing a change in how insurance is offered
to the public and we are raising the bar and making this Agency the new
standard of doing business. For any transition to be successful you need
dedicated people and I am very pleased that here in Peterborough we have
extremely qualified and dedicated professionals to serve the community.
    There are now 53 new Allstate Insurance Agencies open for business in
Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Alberta, including 26 in Ontario.
Earlier today, Dostie and Currie were in Pickering at the official opening of
another Allstate Insurance Agency and tomorrow they will be in Belleville and
Brockville to open two more.
    "Competition in the insurance industry is intense and we know that
companies are not waiting for new customers to come to them. Fortunately for
us we got a head start on the competition," said Currie. "The new Allstate
Insurance Agency positions us strategically in the marketplace so we can focus
on developing and strengthening relationships with consumers."

    Allstate Insurance Company of Canada produces and distributes home and
auto insurance products right across Canada. The "Good Hands Network" enables
consumers to contact Allstate through one of our 425 exclusive community-based
agents, directly on-line at, and through the Customer Contact
Centre at 1-800-ALLSTATE.

For further information:

For further information: Derek Tupling, Corporate Relations, (905)

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