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  • 7/30/14 4:05 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) today reported net income of $242.5 million ($0.94 per diluted common share) for the second quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $218.6 million ($0.82 per diluted common share) for the second quarter of 2013. After-tax operating income, which excludes costs related to the early retirement of debt during the second quarter of 2014, net realized investment gains and losses, including a hedge gain associatedmore...
  • 7/29/14 9:00 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) announced today that Cynthia Egan, senior advisor to the Treasury Department and former president of retirement plan services at T. Rowe Price Group, has been elected to serve as a director of the company. Recognized as a leader in the retirement industry for defining leading-edge solutions, Egan is currently advising senior Treasury officials on the development of “myRA”, the Treasury-sponsored program thatmore...
  • 7/22/14 11:00 am EDT

    Quality benefits education linked to worker ratings of their employers and benefits packages

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employee ratings of their workplaces and benefits packages are at their lowest levels since 2008, according to research recently released by Unum. The online survey of 1,521 working adults, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Unum, finds that only half (49 percent) of U.S. workers rate their employer as an excellent or very good place to work. Less than half (47 percent) of employees who were offered benefits by their employer ratedmore...
  • 7/14/14 10:00 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective July 14, 2014, the Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.165 per share on its common stock to be paid on Aug. 15, 2014, to stockholders of record on July 28, 2014. ABOUT UNUM GROUP Unum Group (www.unum.com) is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its primary businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life and Unum UK. Unum’more...
  • 6/30/14 1:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will release its second quarter results on Wednesday, July 30, at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern. The earnings news release and the financial supplement will be available in the Investors section of the company’s website, which can be directly accessed at www.investors.unum.com. Members of Unum Group senior management will host a conference call on Thursday, July 31, at 9 a.m. Eastern to discuss the results ofmore...
  • 6/25/14 4:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the ninth year, Unum has been honored for its continuous efforts to support the health and wellness of U.S. employees and their families. Unum (NYSE: UNM) was among 63 U.S. employers that received the 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. Unum was honored with the goldmore...
  • 6/12/14 11:00 am EDT

    Employers play important role by offering financial protection benefits

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly one-half (46%) of workers are not confident they have enough savings for their future or to see them through a period of time out of work due to illness or injury, Unum finds in its sixth annual survey of working Americans. The online survey of 1,521 working adults, conducted in December 2013 by Harris Poll on behalf of Unum, finds that one-third (34 percent) don’t feel financially secure. The youngest workers (ages 18-34) andmore...
  • 5/20/14 10:48 am EDT
    COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) annual meeting today, President and CEO Thomas R. Watjen told shareholders that the company is poised to realize unparalleled market potential. “Throughout our entire history we have built a tremendous franchise and legacy, and I’ve never been more optimistic about our prospects for growth or more confident in our ability to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead,” Watjen said. Withmore...
  • 5/20/14 9:01 am EDT

    Arnold assumes role of president of Unum unit

    COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that Randall C. Horn, president and chief executive officer of its Colonial Life business, intends to retire in the first quarter of 2015. He is stepping down from his role as president of Colonial Life effective July 1, 2014, while remaining chief executive officer until Dec. 31, 2014. Timothy G. Arnold, currently senior vice president of sales and marketing for Colonial Life, will become president July 1more...
  • 5/20/14 9:00 am EDT
    COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that its board of directors has authorized an increase of 14 percent in the quarterly dividend paid on its common stock. The new rate of 16.5 cents per common share, or 66 cents per share on an annual basis, will be effective with the dividend expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2014. “Our consistent operating performance and strong capital position have enabled us to again increase ourmore...