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The Hanover Donates 160 Trees to the City of Worcester in Celebration of its 160th Anniversary

For Immediate Release: 4/26/2012 8:06 am

Worcester, MA (April 26, 2012) - The Hanover Insurance Group is pleased to announce that it will donate 160 trees to the City of Worcester in honor of the company's 160th anniversary. The donation is being made on behalf of the company's employees and their longstanding commitment to making a difference in the community.

"We're very pleased to make this donation in honor of our many dedicated employee volunteers, who donate their time and expertise to help make the community stronger, healthier and more vibrant," said Frederick H. Eppinger, Chief Executive Officer of The Hanover. "As we celebrate our 160th anniversary this year, and reflect on our deep roots in the community, we hope these trees will beautify schools and neighborhoods throughout the city for many years to come."

The trees will be planted throughout Worcester, and in particular, in neighborhoods that were impacted by the recent infestation of Asian Longhorned Beetles, which resulted in the removal of more than 28,000 trees.

"This donation, once again, demonstrates the tremendous commitment of The Hanover and its employees to our community," said Worcester City Manager Michael O'Brien. "On behalf of the City of Worcester, I want to thank The Hanover and it employees for their many contributions, and for making a meaningful difference in our community over the long term. We're a better, stronger city for their efforts."

Year-Long Celebration
In addition to donating 160 trees to the City of Worcester to help celebrate its 160th anniversary, the company also will make numerous grants to educational programs, youth initiatives, community non-profits and environmental causes. In 2012, the company and its employees also expect to contribute more than $1 million to United Way chapters across the country.

About The Hanover
Founded in 1852, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) is proud to be celebrating 160 years of delivering on its promises to its agent partners and their customers. The Hanover offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals and families through a select group of agents and brokers, and is ranked among the top 25 property and casualty companies in the United States.

Based in Worcester, MA, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Company, also based in Worcester, Citizens Insurance Company of America, headquartered in Howell, Michigan, Chaucer Holdings PLC, based in London and their affiliates. Through Chaucer, the company underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including property, marine and aviation, energy, U.K. motor and casualty. For more information, please visit www.hanover.com.

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