Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance celebrate 'one year out' with companywide salute to Team USA

BOSTON – February 7, 2013 – Around the country today, Liberty Mutual Insurance and its employees will celebrate the one-year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

From Liberty Mutual’s headquarters in Boston to its Safeco Insurance company’s home in Seattle, employees will experience the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic movements through Team USA-themed games and demonstrations, and appearances by 15 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic legends, heroes and hopefuls.

Additional event locations include: Fairfield, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; Irving, Texas; Lake Mary, Fla.; and Phoenix, Ariz. Coverage from the Boston event will be available for viewing by all of Liberty Mutual’s 50,000 worldwide employees via the company’s intranet.

“Liberty Mutual Insurance and our employees countrywide are delighted to join in the excitement surrounding Team USA and ‘One Year Out’ from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,” said David H. Long, president and chief executive officer of Liberty Mutual Insurance. “Today’s events will not only demonstrate the dynamic nature of the Team USA experience to our employees, but also lay the foundation of support for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls in the communities we serve.”

The “One Year Out” festivities are the first major activation of the brand’s recently announced four-year sponsorship of Team USA, which designates Liberty Mutual Insurance as the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams that will compete in Sochi, Russia, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Athletes who will join Liberty Mutual in the one-year-out celebration are:

  • Boston – Mike Eruzione, Ice Hockey (1980); Michelle Kwan, Figure Skating (1998, 2002); Aly Raisman, Gymnastics (2012), John Benton and Tracy Sachtjen, Curling (2010); and Heath Calhoun, Skiing (2010 Paralympics); and Amy Purdy, Adaptive Snowboarding (2014 U.S. Paralympic hopeful)
  • Seattle – Nathan Adrian, Swimming (2008, 2012); Kerri Strug, Gymnastics (1992, 1996); and Patrick Deneen, Skiing (2010)
  • Irving – Carly Patterson, Gymnastics (2004)
  • Phoenix – Janet Evans, Swimming (1988, 1992, 1996)
  • Lake Mary – Rowdy Gaines, Swimming (1984)
  • Fairfield – Kayla Harrison, Judo (2012)
  • Indianapolis – Mariel Zagunis, Fencing (2004, 2008, 2012)

In conjunction with today’s activities, Liberty Mutual Insurance and the United States Olympic Committee are also unveiling the new partnership logo lock-up, which will be featured prominently on a wide range of Liberty Mutual Insurance corporate collateral materials from employee business cards to brand advertising to online platforms.

“There is much to be excited about as we celebrate the one year out mark to the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games,” said Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer, USOC. “The Sochi Games will be a great event, and we are very happy to have our partner, Liberty Mutual Insurance, showing their support for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes while joining fans of the Olympic Movement around the world to honor the one year out milestone.”

Liberty Mutual Insurance also supports the development of youth sports through its Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports™ initiative, which provides resources to volunteer youth sports coaches and parents who help children succeed both on and off the field. Since 2007, the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program has supported youth sports organizations across the country through partnerships with Positive Coaching Alliance, Amateur Softball Association of America, American Youth Soccer Organization, USA Hockey, USA Wrestling, US Youth Soccer, USA Volleyball and USA Water Polo.

About Liberty Mutual Insurance

"Helping people live safer, more secure lives" since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2011 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 84th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2011 revenue. As of December 31, 2011, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $117.1 billion in consolidated assets, $99.3 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $34.7 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

Liberty Mutual Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, reinsurance and surety. Liberty Mutual Insurance (www.libertymutualinsurance.com) employs over 50,000 people in more than 900 offices throughout the world.

Liberty Mutual Insurance is the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Liberty Seguros (Brazil) is a National Supporter and Official Insurer of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup, both of which will be held in Brazil.

About the USOC

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2012 revenue.

For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to www.Safeco.com.

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