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  • 1/19/09 2:00 pm EST
    WORCESTER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Worcester Business Journal today recognized Unum (NYSE:UNM) as the 2009 Corporate Citizen of the Year. The award is part of the publication’s Business Leaders of the Year awards program, which highlights admirable businesses and business leaders in Central Massachusetts. “We give out the Corporate Citizen of the Year award to celebrate the businesses that demonstrate that ethics and profitability can go hand in hand,” saidmore...
  • 1/16/09 2:00 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that Thomas R. Watjen, president and chief executive officer, will be representing the company at the Citi Financial Services Conference on Jan. 27 in New York City. Watjen is scheduled to speak at 2:45 p.m. Eastern and will discuss the company’s business strategy and future growth opportunities. There will be a live audio webcast of the presentation available on the “Investors” page of www.unum.more...
  • 12/9/08 4:00 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) (the "Company") announced today that it has obtained a new credit facility. The current facility establishes a $250 million unsecured revolving line of credit and replaces an existing facility. The facility was arranged through Wachovia Capital Markets LLC and Banc of America Securities LLC. As previously stated, the Company intends to use any drawn borrowings from the facility for general corporate purposes. Any actionsmore...
  • 10/23/08 12:34 pm EDT

    Jury rules in favor of Unum on majority of claims, awards damages of
    less than $3,000

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A news release issued this morning by Washington law firm Phillips & Cohen LLP claiming victory in a trial against Unum regarding Social Security Claims is misleading and filled with inaccuracies. The jury actually sided with Unum on the majority of claims. The two claims that were decided in favor of the plaintiff resulted in a total award of less than $3,000. "This is a blatant attempt by Phillipsmore...
  • 10/17/08 5:00 pm EDT

    Unum companies make the lists in Tennessee, South Carolina and Maine

    PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week, Unum (NYSE: UNM) received a “Best Employer in Maine” award for the third year. The award recognizes companies that have established and consistently promote outstanding workplace environments. A total of 26 Maine businesses made it on the list and Unum ranked No. 3 in the large company category. Earlier this year, Unum was recognized as a “Best Place to Work” in Tennessee and Unum subsidiary Colonial Life wasmore...
  • 9/30/08 11:15 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) today announced that Liston Bishop III has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel for the company. Bishop has served as Unum’s interim general counsel since February 2008. He joins the company from Miller & Martin PLLC, a prominent law firm with offices in Atlanta, Chattanooga and Nashville, where he has practiced corporate and securities law since 1979. He also served as vice president andmore...
  • 9/16/08 10:00 am EDT

    Company recognized for development of innovative Simply Unum benefits
    solution

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) today announced that it ranked No. 5 on the 2008 InformationWeek 500, as revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony. Unum was recognized for its product and service platform Simply Unum, which was launched nationwide in 2008. “Hundreds of professionals from across our business units and technology organization worked in collaboration to develop and launch Simply Unum,” said Kathy Owen, senior vice presidentmore...
  • 8/22/08 9:00 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that Thomas R. Watjen, president and chief executive officer, will be representing the company at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Insurance Conference on Sept. 4, 2008, in New York City. Watjen is scheduled to speak at 8:45 a.m. (Eastern time) and will discuss the company’s business strategy and future growth opportunities. There will be a live audio webcast of the presentation availablemore...
  • 6/27/08 8:08 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group announced today that Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, has been elected to serve as a director of the company. Mr. Kabat has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services and banking industry. He began his career with Merchants National Bank in Indianapolis as an organizational consultant in 1980. Two years later, he joined Old Kent Financial Corporation, where he held a numbermore...
  • 5/14/08 2:00 am EDT

    Architecture underlying Simply Unum recognized by Windows in
    Financial Services magazine

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) today received the prestigious Innovator Award from Windows in Financial Services for its Simply Unum benefits solution. Simply Unum operates on a single technology platform, creating one path from benefit package design to quoting to enrollment to ongoing billing and administration. The Simply Unum benefits package was designed specifically for small to midsize businesses and provides a base of group disability andmore...