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State Auto Financial elects new board member


COLUMBUS, OHIO - October 3, 2016 - Kym M. Hubbard has been elected to the board of directors of State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC). 

Hubbard has over 30 years of financial services experience, recently retiring as global head of investments, chief investment officer and treasurer for Ernst & Young, LLC. Her career includes experience in private partnerships, insurance, government, investment banking, capital markets, banking and audit/public accounting. Before joining Ernst & Young in 2008, Hubbard held several executive level government positions with the State of Illinois, which followed a number of senior or executive level positions in the financial services industry. Hubbard also serves on the boards of the Economic Club of Chicago, The Field Foundation and the John G. Shedd Aquarium. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bradley University. 

"Kym is an exceptionally talented business person, and we're proud to have her join our board," said STFC Chairman, President and CEO Mike LaRocco. "She has an extensive and impressive background in the financial services industry, including insurance, that will be invaluable to our team. We welcome Kym to our board of directors and look forward to her contributions to our success."

Hubbard, 59, fills the Class I seat vacated by Alexander B. Trevor, who retired from the board earlier this year.

About State Auto Financial Corporation

State Auto Financial Corporation, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a super regional property and casualty insurance holding company and is proud to be a Trusted Choice® company partner. STFC stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, which represents the top fourth of all NASDAQ listed companies.

The insurance subsidiaries of State Auto Financial Corporation are part of the State Auto Group. The State Auto Group markets its insurance products throughout the United States, through independent insurance agencies, which include retail agencies and wholesale brokers. The State Auto Group is rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company and includes State Automobile Mutual, State Auto Property & Casualty, State Auto Ohio, State Auto Wisconsin, Milbank, Meridian Security, Patrons Mutual, Rockhill Insurance, Plaza Insurance, American Compensation and Bloomington Compensation. Additional information on State Auto Financial Corporation and the State Auto Insurance Companies can be found online at