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State Auto appoints new corporate claims counsel


William PetersCOLUMBUS, Ohio – January 11, 2008 – William Peters has been named corporate claims counsel of the State Auto Insurance Companies. Additionally, Peters has been elected assistant secretary of State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company and State Auto Property and Casualty Insurance Company.

Peters joins State Auto after several years as GEICO’s managing staff counsel. He earned an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and a juris doctor from Capital University Law School. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

The State Auto Insurance Companies, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, are engaged primarily in writing personal and business insurance products exclusively through approximately 3,400 independent insurance agencies in 33 states and are proud to be a Trusted Choice® company partner. The State Auto Insurance Companies include State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, which is one of only 14 companies to be rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best Company every year since 1954. Additional information can be found online at StateAuto.com.

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