Appendix B – Categorical Standards of Independence

In accordance with the Director Independence Standards, the Board has determined that the nature of the following relationships with the corporation do not create a conflict of interest that would impair a director’s independence.

1. An Allstate director’s relationship arising from (i) only such director’s position as a director of another corporation or organization; (ii) only such director’s direct or indirect ownership of a 5% or less equity interest in another corporation or organization (other than a partnership); (iii) both such position and such ownership; or (iv) such director’s position only as a limited partner in a partnership in which he or she has an interest of 5% or less.
2. An Allstate director’s relationship arising from an interest of the director, or any entity in which the director is an employee, director, partner, stockholder or officer, in or under any standardform insurance policy or other financial product offered by the Allstate Group in the ordinary course of business.
3. An Allstate director’s relationship with another company that participates in a transaction with the Allstate Group (i) where the rates or charges involved are determined by competitive bid or (ii) where the transaction involves the rendering of services as a common or contract carrier (including any airline) or public utility at rates or charges fixed in conformity with law or governmental authority.
4. An Allstate director’s relationship with another company that has made payments to, or received payments from, the Allstate Group for property or services in an amount which, in the last fiscal year, does not exceed the greater of $1 million or 2% of such other company’s consolidated gross revenues for such year.
5. An Allstate director’s position as an executive officer of a tax exempt organization to which the aggregate amount of discretionary contributions (other than employee matching contributions) made by the Allstate Group and The Allstate Foundation in any of the last three fiscal years of the tax exempt organization were equal to or less than the greater of $1 million or 2% of such organization’s consolidated gross revenues for such year.
6. An Allstate director’s relationship with another company (i) in which the Allstate Group makes investments or (ii) which invests in securities issued by the Allstate Group or securities backed by any product issued by the Allstate Group, all in the ordinary course of such entity’s investment business and on terms and under circumstances similar to those available to or from entities unaffiliated with such director.