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Mercury General Corporation to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of New York Stock Exchange Listing by Ringing the Opening Bell at NYSE

Mercury General Corporation (NYSE: MCY) will be ringing The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, March 9, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (6:30 a.m. Pacific Time), commemorating its tenth anniversary of being listed on the NYSE. Ringing the bell will be Gabriel Tirador, Mercury's CEO and President. Tirador will be joined by Ted Stalick, Vice President and CFO, and Chris Graves, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, as the Company celebrates the event.

"It is an honor to be ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange," said Tirador. "Everyone at Mercury General is extremely proud to be part of this great success story begun in 1961 by our founder and Chairman, Mr. George Joseph, and we will continue to focus on building shareholder value while striving to provide our policyholders with low rates and the best possible service."

The ringing of The Opening Bell can be viewed live beginning at 9:25 a.m. Eastern Time (6:25 a.m. Pacific Time) on the NYSE home page at

About Mercury General Corporation:

Mercury General Corporation is a multiple-line insurance organization offering predominantly personal automobile and homeowners insurance through a network of independent agents and brokers in California, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, New York, Georgia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Mercury concentrates its operations on building and improving long-term shareholder value through careful underwriting, strict cost control and efficient claims management, which support affordable, competitive automobile insurance rates.

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