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Matthew R. Pollak named vice president, treasurer and chief accounting officer

Columbus, Ohio (April 25, 2013) – State Auto Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: STFC) announced today that Matthew R. Pollak has been named vice president, treasurer and chief accounting officer. Pollak also serves in these same positions with State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company and State Auto Property & Casualty Insurance Company.

Pollak joins State Auto with more than 25 years experience in both public accounting and the property and casualty insurance industry, most recently as vice president, corporate finance and accounting at American Safety Insurance Service Inc. in Atlanta.

 “The breadth and depth of Matt’s experience is exactly what State Auto needs at this point in our 92-year history,” said State Auto President, Chairman and CEO Bob Restrepo. “Matt has spent nearly his entire career in the property and casualty insurance sector, in mutual insurance companies and specialty insurance holding companies. He’s built accounting and finance departments from the ground up and successfully integrated major acquisitions. His leadership and deep knowledge of our industry will be an excellent addition to our team.”

Pollak earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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 third 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, Meridian Citizens Mutual, 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 http://www.StateAuto.com/STFC.

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