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The Cincinnati Insurance Company Is No. 1 with Agents
CINCINNATI, Jul 24, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CINF) -- Insurance agents and brokers across the country have ranked The Cincinnati Insurance Companies (CIC) as the top writer of commercial package policies for 2000.

The ranking by Crittenden's Insurance Markets' Property/Casualty Ratings (July, 2001) was based on a survey conducted among 500 agents and brokers randomly polled nationwide by telephone and fax. Agents rated 25 carriers on accessibility and timely response to inquiries; competitiveness on premium pricing; and efficiency and fairness on payment of claims. Cincinnati led all companies in the first category and in the overall rating. Using a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning "best," Cincinnati rated an overall score of 1.77.

"The Cincinnati Insurance Companies operate exclusively through an elite corps of 966 local independent agencies in 31 states. Our focus is on enhancing the ability of independent agents to deliver quality financial protection to the people and businesses in their local communities," said John J. Schiff, Jr., CPCU, chairman and chief executive officer of Cincinnati and its parent company, Cincinnati Financial Corporation. "Our company was founded by agents and for agents, and they remain central to who we are. In serving the independent insurance agent, we serve the policyholder."

Agents surveyed by Crittenden's said, "Cincinnati's biggest strength is 'ease of doing business.' Other factors that make the Company stand out are 'fair price and being able to communicate very well.'"

"People make the difference," Schiff said. "Cincinnati is only as good as the agents with whom we partner. We are grateful for this recognition, and for the trust of our customer -- the local independent insurance agent."

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

    Contact: J.F. Scherer
             Senior Vice President

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SOURCE Cincinnati Financial Corporation

CONTACT:          J.F. Scherer, Senior Vice President of Cincinnati Financial
                  Corporation, +1-513-870-2693
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