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The Cincinnati Insurance Companies Name New Manager of Field Claims Operations
- Charles P. Stoneburner, CPCU, succeeds retiring Senior Vice President Dean W. Dicke

CINCINNATI, Jan 31, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Cincinnati Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CINF) -- The Cincinnati Insurance Companies announced today that Charles P. Stoneburner has been appointed manager of field claims, effective immediately. In this position, he will lead the Field Claims department, which continues as a division of Operations reporting to Senior Vice President Timothy L. Timmel. Field Claims operates through a 750-strong force of field claims representatives who respond to policyholder claims in communities across 31 states.

Stoneburner continues to serve as assistant vice president of The Cincinnati Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, The Cincinnati Casualty Company and The Cincinnati Indemnity Company, which together form the company's property casualty group. Stoneburner's recent responsibilities as regional manager in the Headquarters Claims department have included supervising property claims. He advanced through the ranks, serving as field claims manager for southwestern Virginia before joining the Headquarters Claims department in 1990. Stoneburner holds a degree in management from Virginia Tech and earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation in 1994.

His predecessor, Senior Vice President Dean W. Dicke, retired this month after 35 years with the company and 15 years managing the Field Claims department.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John J. Schiff, Jr., CPCU, commented, "Bud Stoneburner has the talent and experience to maintain and build on Dean's high standards for this strategic service group. Dean developed a superbly trained field claims staff with a national reputation for excellence among independent agents, policyholders and claimants. Bud shares with him the commitment to manage claims professionally, with a human touch."

Cincinnati Financial Corporation offers property and casualty insurance, its main business, through The Cincinnati Insurance Company, The Cincinnati Indemnity Company and The Cincinnati Casualty Company. The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company markets life and disability income insurance and annuities. CFC Investment Company supports the insurance subsidiaries and their independent agent representatives through commercial leasing and financing activities. CinFin Capital Management Company provides asset management services to institutions, corporations and individuals. For additional information, please visit the company's Web site at .

SOURCE Cincinnati Financial Corporation

Investors, Heather J. Wietzel, +1-513-870-2768, or Media, Joan O. Shevchik,
+1-513-603-5323, both for Cincinnati Financial Corporation

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