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Esurance Promotes Diversity and Inclusion Through Internal Initiatives

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San Francisco, CA — October 21, 2010

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, recently marked the one-year anniversary of its unique and highly effective "Face of Esurance" program.

Part of the company's overarching diversity and inclusion initiative, the program highlights associates who exemplify Esurance values. Each quarter, a nominated associate is honored for going above and beyond in the community and for helping to create an inclusive and constructive work environment.

Associates selected as the "Face of Esurance" are featured on posters at all 14 office locations and on the company's intranet. They are acknowledged for both professional and personal achievements, their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and their contributions to their local communities.

Honorees from the past year include: Karl Hernes, assistant manager of sales in Sioux Falls; Vibha Virmani, senior business intelligence manager in San Francisco; Ron McCrary, appraisal manager in Dallas; and most recently, Juli Queen, corporate claims auditor in Phoenix.

"As a breast cancer survivor, helping others in the fight against cancer is important to me, which is why I volunteer my time with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and other charities," said Juli Queen. "I think it is important to give back what I've received and inspire others in the battle to cure cancer."

Esurance has been consistently recognized for its technology innovations, and this program shines a light on the parallel foundation of the company — its people. "By acknowledging and honoring associates who support our key values, we're able to foster a rich and varied workforce that can meet the needs of our diverse policyholder community more effectively," said Esurance Vice President of Human Resources Sandy Hynes.

For more information on Esurance's diversity and inclusion initiatives and community involvement, visit the Community page.

About Esurance®

Esurance, a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal auto insurance direct to consumers online and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. 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 car insurance quotes, view comparison quotes, buy an Esurance policy, and print their 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.

Answer Financial, also a subsidiary of White Mountains, is one of the largest independent personal lines insurance agencies in the country. Answer Financial offers comparison quotes and provides auto and property insurance from more than a dozen top-rated insurance companies through its website, www.answerfinancial.com, and over the phone.