-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, CM9wYia1IU/CaCJzC2Ac7z7olIyoeeV4XxpMh9SuUT38oEbAzbV+u1h+fWdELeN7 qPRh44P6+LaMdvBA1GE+Hg== 0001104659-06-060341.txt : 20060911 0001104659-06-060341.hdr.sgml : 20060911 20060911114634 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001104659-06-060341 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20060911 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20060911 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: PROGRESSIVE CORP/OH/ CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000080661 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE [6331] IRS NUMBER: 340963169 STATE OF INCORPORATION: OH FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-33834 FILM NUMBER: 061083403 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 6300 WILSON MILLS RD CITY: MAYFIELD VILLAGE STATE: OH ZIP: 44143 BUSINESS PHONE: 4404615000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 6300 WILSON MILLS RD CITY: MAYFIELD VILLAGE STATE: OH ZIP: 44143 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: TCW GROUP INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000850401 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS [6798] IRS NUMBER: 000000000 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 865 SOUTH FIGUEROA ST CITY: LOS ANGELES STATE: CA ZIP: 90017 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 865 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET STREET 2: 865 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET CITY: LOS ANGELES STATE: CA ZIP: 90017 SC 13G/A 1 a06-19406_1sc13ga.htm AMENDMENT

 

 

UNITED STATES

OMB APPROVAL

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

OMB Number:
3235-0145

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

Expires:
February 28, 2009

 

SCHEDULE 13G

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Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 11)*

The Progressive Corporation

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

743315103

(CUSIP Number)

08/31/2006

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

x

Rule 13d-1(b)

o

Rule 13d-1(c)

o

Rule 13d-1(d)

 

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).




 

CUSIP No. 743315103

 

 

1.

Names of Reporting Persons. I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only)
The TCW Group, Inc., on behalf of the TCW Business Unit

 

 

2.

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

 

 

(a)

o

 

 

(b)

x

 

 

3.

SEC Use Only

 

 

4.

Citizenship or Place of Organization
Nevada corporation

 

 

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned by
Each
Reporting
Person With

5.

Sole Voting Power
-0-

 

6.

Shared Voting Power
48,937,489

 

7.

Sole Dispositive Power
-0-

 

8.

Shared Dispositive Power
54,733,407

 

 

9.

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
54,733,407

 

 

10.

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)  o

 

 

11.

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
7.1%(see response to Item 4)

 

 

12.

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
HC/CO

 

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Item 1.

 

(a)

Name of Issuer
The Progressive Corporation

 

(b)

Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
6300 Wilson Mills Road

Mayfield Village, OH 44143

 

Item 2.

 

(a)

Name of Person Filing
The TCW Group, Inc., on behalf of the TCW Business Unit

 

(b)

Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence
865 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

(c)

Citizenship
(Nevada Corporation)

 

(d)

Title of Class of Securities
Common Stock

 

(e)

CUSIP Number
743315103

 

Item 3.

If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 

(a)

o

Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 

(b)

o

Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

(c)

o

Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 

(d)

o

Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).

 

(e)

o

An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

 

(f)

o

An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

(g)

x

A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 

(h)

o

A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

 

(i)

o

A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

 

(j)

o

Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 

If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c), check this box. o

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Item 4.

Ownership

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 

 

The TCW Group, Inc., on behalf of the Business Unit ***

 

(a)

Amount beneficially owned:   

54,733,407

 

(b)

Percent of class:   

7.1%

 

(c)

Number of shares as to which the person has:

 

 

 

(i)

Sole power to vote or to direct the vote   

none.

 

 

(ii)

Shared power to vote or to direct the vote    

48,937,489

 

 

(iii)

Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of   

none.

 

 

(iv)

Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of   

54,733,407

 

Item 5.

Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

 

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following   o.

 

Item 6.

Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

 

Various persons other than as described in Item 4 have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Common Stock of The Progressive Corporation.

 

Item 7.

Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company or Control Person

 

See Exhibit A.

 

Item 8.

Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

 

Not applicable.  See Exhibit A.

 

Item 9.

Notice of Dissolution of Group

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 10.

Certification

 

Because this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d 1(b), the following certification is included:

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 


**                                  The filing of this Schedule 13G shall not be construed as an admission that the reporting person or any of its affiliates is, for the purposes of Section 13(d) or 13(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the beneficial owner of any securities covered by this Schedule 13G.  In addition, the filing of this Schedule 13G shall not be construed as an admission that the reporting person or any of its affiliates is the beneficial owner of any securities covered by this Schedule 13G for any other purposes than Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

***                           See Exhibit A

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SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated this 8th day of September, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TCW Group, Inc., on behalf of the

 

TCW Business Unit

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Linda D. Barker

 

 

 

Linda D. Barker

 

 

Authorized Signatory

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EXHIBIT A

RELEVANT SUBSIDIARIES OF PARENT HOLDING COMPANY

PART A: TCW Entities

Parent Holding Company:

The TCW Group, Inc.

Relevant Subsidiaries that are persons described in Rule 13d-1(b):

(i)      Trust Company of the West, a California corporation and a bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

(ii)     TCW Asset Management Company, a California corporation and an Investment Adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

(iii)    TCW Investment Management Company, a California corporation and an Investment Adviser registered under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

This Schedule 13G is being filed by the TCW Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“TCW”), on behalf of itself and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, which collectively constitute The TCW Group, Inc. business unit (the “TCW Business Unit” or the “Reporting Person”).  The TCW Business Unit is primarily engaged in the provision of investment management services.

As of July 6, 2001, the ultimate parent company of TCW is Société Générale, S.A., a corporation formed under the laws of France (“SG”).  The principal business of SG is acting as a holding company for a global financial services group, which includes certain distinct specialized business units that are independently operated, including the TCW Business Unit.

SG, for purpose of the federal securities laws, may be deemed ultimately to control TCW and the TCW Business Unit.  SG, its executive officers and directors, and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (including all business units except the TCW Business Unit), may beneficially own shares of the securities of the issuer to which this schedule relates (the “Shares”) and such shares are not reported in this statement.  In accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Release No. 34-39538 (January 12, 1998), and due to the separate management and independent operation of its business units, SG disclaims beneficial ownership of Shares beneficially owned by the Reporting Person.  The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of Shares beneficially owned by SG and any of SG's other business units.

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