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Esurance Earns Top Marks in 2009 Corporate Equality Index

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San Francisco, CA — September 2, 2008

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, proudly announced that it has earned the top rating of 100 percent in the 2009 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Esurance has now received this honor for the second year in a row. The CEI is an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Esurance joins the ranks of 259 other major U.S. businesses that get top marks for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers.

Gary Tolman, Esurance CEO, stated, "Esurance is honored to achieve 100 percent from the Human Rights Campaign for our second year. Good business is all about treating all of our associates and customers fairly and equally, and we are very proud to be included in the ranks of the great businesses honored by the Human Rights Campaign."

The CEI rated 583 businesses in total, evaluating LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination policies, transgender health benefits, and domestic partner benefits. Esurance's efforts in ensuring LGBT equality in each of the survey's main criterion earned it the prestigious 100-percent ranking.

For more information on the 2009 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About Esurance®

Esurance, a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal auto insurance direct to consumers online and through select online agents. Esurance is dedicated to constantly improving the way people shop for, buy, and manage their auto insurance. By combining the best of technology with industry know-how, Esurance is able to offer hassle-free coverage with 24/7 customer service and claims handling at competitive prices.

Through Esurance's website, www.esurance.com, customers can get instant quotes, view comparison quotes, buy an Esurance policy, and print their proof of insurance cards — all in minutes. Esurance also offers policyholders the ability to make policy changes and file claims instantly online, demonstrating its commitment to improving the entire insurance process from quote to claim. Esurance is proud to champion equality in the marketplace and workplace through measures such as its national Pride Steering Committee and support of LGBT events nationwide.