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  • 5/20/08 1:30 pm EDT

    Company Will Contribute to 529 Plan for New Children of Employees

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beginning this year, Unum (NYSE: UNM) will contribute $700 towards a 529 college fund for children of its employees, an innovative new program that underscores the company’s expertise in the benefits industry and its commitment to education. Unum, one of the nation’s leading providers of employee benefits and services, knows the value of a strong benefits portfolio. “In this tight labor market, employers of allmore...
  • 5/18/08 8:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) today announced that it has retired the remaining $175 million of its 5.997% senior notes. The notes, issued in May 2003 as a component of the company’s Adjustable Conversion-Rate Equity Security Units (“ACES”), represent the outstanding remarketed portion of the original ACES issuance of $575 million. The company had previously repurchased and retired $400 million of the original issuance at the time ofmore...
  • 5/18/08 1:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The annual meeting of stockholders of Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will be webcast live at 10 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 22, 2008. The meeting is being held at the company’s headquarters at 1 Fountain Square, Chattanooga, Tenn. The live webcast can be accessed through the “Investors” section of Unum’s website at As an alternative, an audio broadcast of the meeting will be available by dialing (800) 329-9097 more...
  • 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...
  • 5/13/08 3:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE:UNM) has been honored for its commitment to the health of its employees with a Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award, the third time Unum has earned the national recognition. “Finding ways to help employees maintain and improve their health is an important element of Unum’s commitment to the wellness of individuals and their families,” said Linda A. Levesque, Unum’s vice president of Human Resources, Benefits. “more...
  • 5/7/08 7:00 pm EDT

    Employee benefits provider makes Business Tennessee list for second

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the second year, Unum (NYSE: UNM) has received a “Best Places to Work in Tennessee” award in recognition of the company’s outstanding workplace environment. A total of 27 Tennessee businesses were honored by Business Tennessee magazine, and Unum made the top 10. “As a leader in employee benefits, Unum knows first-hand the importance of a healthy work/life balance, health and wellness programs and a competitive benefitsmore...
  • 5/6/08 3:04 pm EDT

    Unum continues to lead industry in growing employer-sponsored group

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 2007, Unum (NYSE:UNM) sold more cases, covered more lives and earned more premium than any other carrier through its employer-sponsored group long term care product, according to annual sales research.i Unum added nearly 1,200 new businesses and nearly 83,000 new employees in 2007, reflecting a 20 percent increase over 2006. Now covering more than 650,000 working-age Americans, Unum holds 76 percent of the employer groupmore...
  • 5/1/08 1:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the seventh consecutive year, cancer is the leading reason for long term disability absence in 2007, reports Unum (NYSE:UNM) in its annual review of disability claims. Unum, the leading provider of group disability insurance in the United States, reports that pregnancy is the No. 1 reason for short term disability. With cancer topping 12 percent of its long term disability claims, Unum is driving amore...
  • 4/30/08 4:00 pm EDT

    Consolidated Operating Income Increases 19%;

    Risk Trends Remain Favorable across all Operating Segments;

    Operating EPS Guidance Revised Upward for 2008

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today its results for the first quarter of 2008. The Company reported net income of $163.1 million ($0.46 per diluted common share), compared to net income of $178.3 million ($0.51 per diluted common share) for the first quarter of 2007. Included in the results for the first quarter of 2008 are net realized after-tax investment losses of $44.7 million ($0.13 per diluted common share), compared to netmore...
  • 4/17/08 4:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective April 17, 2008, the Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share on its common stock to be paid on May 16, 2008, to stockholders of record on April 28, 2008. ABOUT UNUM Unum ( is one of the leading providers of employee benefits products and services and the largest provider of group and individual disability income protection insurance in the Unitedmore...