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  • 5/6/08 3:04 pm EDT

    Unum continues to lead industry in growing employer-sponsored group
    market

    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 (www.unum.com) 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...
  • 4/7/08 1:15 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will release its fourth quarter results on Wednesday, April 30, at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The earnings news release and the financial supplement will be available in the Investor Information section of the company’s website at www.unum.com, which can also be directly accessed at www.investors.unum.com. Members of Unum Group senior management will host a conference call on Thursday, May 1,more...
  • 4/2/08 3:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week Unum (NYSE: UNM) launches nationwide its innovative product and service platform called Simply Unum, with sales and service now available in 19 states. This next-generation benefits solution will be offered in an additional 23 states on June 1. Designed specifically for small to midsize businesses, Simply Unum provides a base of group disability and life insurance coupled with voluntary benefits. With more than 28,000 productmore...
  • 3/27/08 3:00 pm EDT

    Short term disability claim process receives high marks in 2007

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Satisfaction among individuals submitting short term disability claims with Unum (NYSE: UNM) in 2007 exceeded the industry average, as found in claimant research conducted by JHA, a leader in disability reinsurance, consulting and research. Specifically, Unum claims representatives excelled with high marks in the following categories: Courteous and respectful – 97 percent Willingness to assistmore...
  • 3/20/08 4:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that Thomas R. Watjen, president and chief executive officer, along with Kevin P. McCarthy, president and chief executive officer of Unum US, will be representing the Company at the Bank of America Smid Cap Conference on March 27, 2008 in Boston, MA. Watjen and McCarthy are scheduled to speak at 9:40 a.m. (ET) and will discuss the Company’s business strategy and future growth opportunities. Theremore...
  • 3/17/08 1:07 pm EDT

    Unum and Home Depot IT executives honored for achievements in
    information security

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lynda Fleury, assistant vice president and chief information security officer at Unum (NYSE: UNM), has received the coveted Information Security Executive Southeast Award 2008. Announced today by Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums and events worldwide, the award acknowledges Fleury’s positive contributions and outstanding accomplishments to the industry through risk management, datamore...
  • 2/29/08 3:02 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer David Fussell will be retiring after 42 years with the company. Fussell will remain with the company until July 1, 2008, in order to provide an effective transition of responsibilities. He will also be retained in a consulting capacity through year end. "David Fussell has made tremendous contributions to this company," said Unum President andmore...