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MERCURY GENERAL CORPORATION

MERCURY GENERAL CORPORATION 4484 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES, CA 90010

Meeting Information

Meeting Type: Annual For holders as of: 3/16/2009

Date: 5/13/2009 Time: 10:00 A.M. Location: Wilshire Plaza Hotel 3515 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Voting Items

The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” all nominees listed.

PROPOSAL 1. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS Nominees:

01) George Joseph 06) Bruce A. Bunner 02) Martha E. Marcon 07) Nathan Bessin 03) Donald R. Spuehler 08) Michael D. Curtius 04) Richard E. Grayson 09) Gabriel Tirador 05) Donald P. Newell

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