The Board recommends a vote FOR each of the director nominees.
The Board recommends 10 nominees for election to the Allstate Board for one-year terms beginning in May 2017 and until a successor is duly elected and qualified or his or her earlier resignation or removal. These nominees are talented, both as individuals and as a team. They bring a full array of business and leadership skills to their oversight responsibilities. Most nominees serve on other public company boards, enabling our Board to more quickly adopt best practices from other companies. Their diversity of experience and expertise facilitates robust and thoughtful decision-making on Allstate’s Board. Each nominee, other than Mr. Traquina, was previously elected at Allstate’s annual meeting of stockholders on May 24, 2016 for one-year terms. Mr. Traquina was elected by the Board on June 30, 2016. The Board expects all nominees named in this proxy statement to be available for election. If any nominee is not available, then the proxies may vote for a substitute. On the following pages, we list the reasons for nominating each individual. Mr. Henkel is not standing for re-election at the annual meeting.
Our Board selected the nominees based on their diverse skills and experiences, which the Board believes will contribute to the effective oversight of Allstate.