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Meeting Information



Meeting Type:        Annual Meeting

For holders as of:   March 16, 2010

Date:     May 12, 2010     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 that you vote FOR the following:          

1.      Election of Directors




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



The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal:


2.       To re-approve the material terms of the performance criteria under the Mercury General Corporation 2005 Equity Participation Plan.


NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.