Putting consumers first; new Allstate Insurance Agency open for business in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE, ON, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - Christianne Dostie, 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 Belleville.
    "For over 50 years, Allstate has built a reputation on having a personal
relationship with its customers," said Dostie. "With the evolution to our new
Allstate Insurance Agency model we will strengthen that reputation and fill
the gap left behind by other insurers."
    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.

    Belleville Allstate Agent Preston Perry added, "The new Allstate
Insurance Agency reaffirms Allstate's commitment and dedication to the
customer. Considerable time, effort, and planning have gone into this new
Belleville office which has been designed with the client in mind. Allstate
knows that the Quinte Region is a great place to do business, and we are
committed to being the insurer of choice as we go forward."
    There are now 53 new Allstate Insurance Agencies open for business in
Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Alberta, including 26 in Ontario.
Yesterday, Dostie and Currie officially opened new agencies in Pickering and
Peterborough and later today they will be in Brockville to open the latest
Allstate Insurance Agency.
    "The Allstate Insurance Agency is transforming the way we do business and
how we interact with our customers," Currie added. "With a renewed commitment
to strengthening relationships, we will enhance the level of service that our
customers receive, one person at a time."

    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 www.allstate.ca, 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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