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Company History

The Victoria Insurance Group ("Victoria") consists of five property/casualty insurance companies: Victoria Fire & Casualty Company, Victoria Automobile Insurance Company, Victoria National Insurance Company, Victoria Specialty Insurance Company and Victoria Select Insurance Company.

Company Name State of Domicile NAIC Number Address
Victoria Fire & Casualty Company OH 42889 22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH  44122-5728
Victoria Automobile Insurance Company IN 10644 22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH  44122-5728
Victoria National Insurance Company OH 10778 22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH  44122-5728
Victoria Specialty Insurance Company OH 10777 22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH  44122-5728
Victoria Select Insurance Company OH 10105 22901 Millcreek Blvd. Cleveland, OH  44122-5728

From its inception, Victoria was principally engaged in the sale of credit-related insurance policies. Victoria operated in an entrepreneurial environment until 1983 when it became a public stock company. In 1985, Victoria developed its Nonstandard Automobile Insurance Division and began writing nonstandard automobile insurance in the state of Ohio in January 1986. Victoria is currently in twenty-six states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. It is authorized to underwrite insurance in an additional thirteen states and the District of Columbia.

Victoria has continued to expand and fine tune its operations under several parent companies. On May 22, 1995, Victoria was acquired by USF&G Corporation and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of USF&G. Then on April 24, 1998, the St. Paul Companies, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, and USF&G completed a merger whereby Victoria became a wholly-owned subsidiary of St. Paul. On May 1, 2000, Victoria was purchased by Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Company ("PRUPAC").

On August 1, 2003, Victoria was purchased by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and now has Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as its parent company.

A brief timeline of Victoria's entry into the Nonstandard Automobile Insurance markets:

1986 Initiated NSA Private Passenger Auto Insurance in Ohio.
1988 NSA Private Passenger in Iowa and Indiana.
1989 NSA Private Passenger in Tennessee and Arizona.
1991 NSA Private Passenger in Illinois and Virginia.
1992 NSA Private Passenger in Alabama and Florida.
1994 NSA Private Passenger in Mississippi.
1995 USF&G acquires Victoria.
1996 NSA Private Passenger in Pennsylvania, New York and Georgia.
1997 NSA Private Passenger in Connecticut. Also initiated business in the Commercial Nonstandard Auto Market in Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin.
1998 NSA Private Passenger in Missouri. St. Paul acquires USF&G. Also Commercial Nonstandard Auto Market initiated in Georgia.
2000 Victoria is a Prudential Financial Company.
2001 NSA Private Passenger in Colorado.
2003 Victoria is a Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
2004 NSA Private Passenger in California

Victoria is authorized to transact business in 39 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the District of Columbia. VICTORIA INSURANCE is a registered mark of Victoria Financial Corporation, Delaware, and its affiliates.