Help Ernesto Fonseca

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (March 27, 2007) — The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, the nation’s largest motorcycle and third largest car insurance group, will give Ernesto Fonseca $3 for every quote that people get at its supercross-dedicated website, HoleshotHeaven.com. It’s easy and takes just a few minutes: just visit the site, click “Get a Quote, pick your vehicle — car, motorcycle, boat, or recreational vehicle — and complete the steps.

On March 7, 2006, Ernesto crashed while preparing for an upcoming supercross race at a test track in California. He suffered a spinal cord injury and is now paralyzed from the chest down. For more information, visit www.ernestofonseca.com.

“Supercross fans were devastated last year when Ernesto was injured. We’re pleased to give people an opportunity to help him on his road to recovery and encourage all Ernesto supporters and supercross fans to visit the site, said Miriam Deitcher, director of advertising, Progressive. “The more people who get a quote, the more support we can lend to Ernesto; it can really add up so hopefully supercross fans will spread the word!

“I can’t thank Progressive enough for their efforts, said Ernesto Fonseca. “I continue to receive so much love, encouragement and support from my family, friends and fans each and every day. Recovering from an injury like this is tough but knowing there are so many people out there willing to help means a lot.

Progressive is a sponsor of the 2006-2007 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series and, as such, is the Official Insurance of Supercross and sponsor of the holeshot award. This is Progressive’s second consecutive year as a sponsor.

About Progressive
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, now celebrating its 70th year in business, is the country’s third largest auto insurance group and largest seller of motorcycle and personal watercraft policies based on premiums written, and is a market leader in commercial auto insurance.

Progressive is committed to becoming consumers’ #1 choice for auto insurance by providing competitive products and rates that meet drivers’ needs throughout their lifetimes, superior online and in-person customer service, and best-in-class, 24-hour claims service, including its concierge level of claims service available at service centers throughout the United States.

Progressive companies offer consumers choices in how to shop for, buy and manage their auto insurance policies. The Agency Business sells Progressive Drive Insurance private passenger auto insurance through more than 30,000 independent agencies. To find an agent, go to www.driveinsurance.com. The Direct Business sells Progressive Direct private passenger auto insurance online at www.progressive.com and by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE. Each business makes independent decisions about private passenger auto insurance product design and pricing, and both offer Progressive’s other products, including Progressive Commercial, Progressive Motorcycle, Progressive Boat, etc. Progressive and Drive are registered trademarks.