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[November 16, 2012]

Allstate and Sterling Autobody Give the Gift of Transportation This Thanksgiving Holiday

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Imagine walking through any kind of weather to get your child to daycare; or relying on the kindness of friends in order to get to a doctor's appointment. That's the reality for many families struggling to make ends meet and in need of reliable transportation.

During Thanksgiving week, Allstate Insurance Company and Sterling Autobody Centers will lend a helping hand to families and charities. In all, the companies plan to donate more than 20 newly refurbished automobiles through the National Auto Body Council's (NABC) Recycled Rides Program. The vehicles have been restored by technicians at Sterling shops in nine states (Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas and Utah) across the country. The cars are ready to be gifted to non-profit organizations, individuals and families in need of a way to get around town.

"Reliable transportation is something many of us take for granted," said Sterling Autobody Centers President Nick Notte. "We are proud to offer our time and resources to transform lives and touch families and organizations across the country. While the gift of a vehicle provides a practical means of transportation, what it really provides is hope." Recycled Rides donation events are scheduled to happen simultaneously in multiple cities across the country on Monday, November 19, 2012.

"Allstate Insurance Company and Sterling Autobody Centers have participated in the Recycled Rides initiative for the past five years and have refurbished and gifted more than 100 vehicles across the country," said Notte.

About Sterling Autobody CentersSterling Autobody was founded in 1997 with a mission to redefine the collision repair experience. With a commitment to providing safe, high-quality repairs, while returning the car to the customer as quickly as possible, we developed a unique repair process and began building our own state-of-the art facilities. In 2001, Allstate Non-Insurance Holdings purchased Sterling Autobody Centers to offer consumers the option of a superior automotive claims experience with guaranteed high-quality repairs. Sterling Autobody Centers operates more than 60 vehicle repair facilities in 16 states, with a Store Support Center in Natick, Massachusetts.

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via and 1-800 Allstate®. As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $28 million in 2011 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.

SOURCE The Allstate Corporation

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