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The Hanover's Chief Executive Officer Enters Into Pre-Arranged Stock Trading Plan

March 1, 2010

WORCESTER, Mass., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG), a leading provider of property and casualty insurance, today announced that Frederick H. Eppinger, the company's chief executive officer, has entered into a pre-arranged stock trading plan. Under the plan, Eppinger is allowed to exercise up to 150,000 options to purchase The Hanover's common stock and to sell the shares upon the exercise of those options. The pre-arranged stock trading plan covers options granted to Eppinger when he joined the company in August of 2003.

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Subject to meeting certain minimum, pre-determined prices, the transactions under this plan are proposed to occur beginning May 11, 2010 and will be subsequently disclosed through filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The plan will expire one year from the date transactions are first permitted to commence.

The stock trading plan was established under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Rule 10b5-1 plans permit individuals who are not in possession of material non-public information to establish pre-arranged plans to buy or sell company stock. These plans allow individuals to achieve prudent and gradual asset diversification over time.

About The Hanover

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG), based in Worcester, Mass., 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, Mich., and their affiliates. The Hanover offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to individuals, families and businesses through an extensive network of independent agents, and has been meeting its obligations to its agent partners and their customers for more than 150 years. Taken as a group, The Hanover ranks among the top 30 property and casualty insurers in the United States.


Investor Relations                        Media Relations

Robert P. Myron    Oksana Lukasheva       Michael Buckley

rmyron@hanover.com olukasheva@hanover.com mibuckley@hanover.com

(508) 855-2200     (508) 855-2063         (508) 855-3099

SOURCE The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

Contact: Investor Relations, Robert P. Myron, +1-508-855-2200, rmyron@hanover.com, Oksana Lukasheva, +1-508-855-2063, olukasheva@hanover.com; or Media Relations, Michael Buckley, +1-508-855-3099, mibuckley@hanover.com, all of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.