This excerpt taken from the ALL DEF 14A filed Apr 2, 2008.
Cumulative Stockholder Return Indexed to December 31, 2002
Long-Term Incentive AwardsCash
Long-term cash incentive awards are designed to reward executives for collective results attained over a three-year performance cycle. The Compensation and Succession Committee adopts performance measures and threshold, target and maximum goals for long-term cash incentive awards at the beginning of each three-year cycle and a new cycle starts every year. For the 2005-2007 cycle, there were three performance measures. The target goals for each performance measure, the actual results, and the relative weight of each measure are shown in the following table. The selection and weighting of these measures is intended to focus executive attention on the collective achievement of Allstate's long-term
financial goals across its various product lines. A description of each performance measure is provided under the "Performance Measures" caption at the end of this CD&A.