This excerpt taken from the ALL DEF 14A filed Apr 2, 2008.
Notice of 2008 Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement
You are invited to attend Allstate's 2008 annual meeting of stockholders to be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 11 a.m. local time, in the 8th floor auditorium of Harris Bank, Chicago, Illinois.
We encourage you to review the notice of annual meeting, proxy statement, financial statements and management's discussion and analysis provided in this booklet to learn more about your corporation.
Under new Securities and Exchange Commission rules, we have elected to use the Internet for delivery of annual meeting materials to the majority of our stockholders which allows us to provide our stockholders with the information they need, while lowering the costs of delivery and reducing the environmental impact of our annual meeting.
As always, your vote is important. You are encouraged to vote as soon as possible, either by telephone, Internet or mail. Please use one of these methods to vote before the meeting even if you plan to attend the meeting.
THE ALLSTATE CORPORATION
April 2, 2008