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Commencing on April 24, 2012, The Allstate Corporation sent the following communications to employees.




Vote now on Allstate’s annual meeting proposals

Critical voting deadlines: May 15 and May 21, 2012


This message has been sent on behalf of The Allstate Corporation. Each email you receive contains a unique control number to vote, so if you receive more than one email, you should vote each one, and not delete or forward any.


2012 Annual Stockholder’s Meeting Notice for The Allstate Corporation

This notice provides voting instructions and deadlines to vote the shares of Allstate stock you may hold, regarding the proposals listed, at Allstate’s annual meeting on May 22, 2012.


How to vote

You can enter your voting instructions and view the shareholder material by clicking the button below.




Critical deadlines to submit your vote


      If you participate in the Allstate 401(k) Savings Plan, you must submit your vote instructions for the Allstate shares credited to your account by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on May 15, 2012, to allow the trustee time to receive your voting instructions and vote on behalf of the plan.

      The deadline to vote shares in all other



Proposals and Board Recommendations

The Board of Directors recommends stockholders vote “FOR” the following proposals:



      Election of 12 directors

      Say-on-pay - advisory vote on the executive compensation of the named executive officers

      Act by written consent - proposed amendment to the corporation’s certificate of incorporation granting stockholders the right to act by written consent

      Call a special meeting - proposed amendment to the corporation’s certificate of incorporation granting stockholders owning not less than 10% of the outstanding




accounts is 11:59 p.m. (ET) on May 21, 2012.



All votes are confidential and managed by an outside firm to maintain confidentiality.


More information


      Notice of 2012 Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement, including proposals up for vote

      Allstate’s 2011 Annual Report



To vote, you will need your unique 12-digit control number noted below. If the link above does not work, you can visit www.proxyvote.com and enter the control number below:


CONTROL NUMBER: 999999999999

Holder as of: March 23, 2012



shares the right to call special meetings of stockholders

      Ratification of auditors - ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Allstate’s independent registered public accountant for 2012


The Board of Directors recommends stockholders vote “AGAINST” the following proposal:


      Stockholder proposal - stockholder proposal on reporting political contributions







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