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Allmerica Financial Appoints Bonnie Haase Chief Human Resources Officer

April 12, 2004

WORCESTER, Mass., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Allmerica Financial Corporation (NYSE: AFC) today announced that Bonnie K. Haase has been appointed Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. In this capacity, Haase will be responsible for all aspects the company's employee development, benefits, staffing and performance management programs. Haase also will serve as a member of the company's Operating Committee.

"I am very pleased to have Bonnie join our leadership team," said Frederick H. Eppinger, Allmerica's president and chief executive officer. "She brings 20 years of human resources experience, and tremendous energy and focus, both of which will benefit us greatly as we continue our journey to build a world class company."

Haase comes to Allmerica from General Electric, where she worked for the past 13 years. Most recently, she served as Human Resources Leader for the Global Sales and Marketing organization of the General Electric subsidiary, Industrial Systems. Having also served as a human resources executive at GE Capital Services, Haase brings broad experience in leadership development, human resources delivery, compensation and staff planning to Allmerica.

Prior to joining General Electric, Haase served in a variety of human resources roles at Fidelity Investments in Boston where she worked from 1983 to 1991.

Worcester, Massachusetts-based Allmerica Financial is group of insurance companies headed by Allmerica Financial Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. Allmerica's lead companies include Howell, Michigan-based Citizens Insurance Company of America, founded in 1915, and Worcester-based The Hanover Insurance Company, founded in 1852. Citizens and Hanover offer a range of property and casualty insurance coverages to individuals, families and business through a wide network of independent agents. The Citizens and Hanover Insurance Companies are ranked among the top 30 property and casualty insurers in the country.

Note to editors: For a photograph of Bonnie Haase, please contact Todd Peckham using the e-mail address or telephone number below.

     Sujata Mutalik
     (508) 855-3457

     Todd M. Peckham
     (508) 855-4460

SOURCE  Allmerica Financial Corporation
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CO:  Allmerica Financial Corporation
ST:  Massachusetts

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