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  • 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...
  • 2/29/08 1:47 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective March 1, 2008, Unum (NYSE: UNM) is lowering new business rates on its non-cancelable individual disability insurance which is designed for the executive benefits and professional markets. “We continuously review our products and their rates so that our customers are always offered the best options,” said Steven Joseph, vice president of individual disability operations for Unum. “We have made a strategic decision tomore...
  • 2/28/08 4:00 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that two of its executives, Thomas R. Watjen, president and chief executive officer of Unum Group, and Kevin P. McCarthy, president and chief executive officer of Unum US, will present at the annual AIFA Conference on Monday, March 3, 2008. Mr. McCarthy will participate in an industry panel discussion at 3:05 p.m. and Mr. Watjen and Mr. McCarthy will also be presenting at a dinner presentation at 6 p.mmore...
  • 2/22/08 3:00 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) has set May 22, 2008, as the date for the company’s annual meeting of stockholders. The meeting will be held at its home office at 1 Fountain Square, Chattanooga, Tenn., at 10 a.m. Eastern. The directors also have set March 24, 2008, as the record date for determination of stockholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting. About Unum Unum (www.unum.com)more...
  • 2/8/08 4:00 pm EST
    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 Merrill Lynch Insurance Investor Conference on Feb. 13, 2008 in New York City. Watjen and McCarthy are scheduled to speak at 10:35 a.m. (ET) and will discuss the Company’s business strategy and future growthmore...
  • 1/31/08 4:00 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that it repurchased approximately $350 million of its outstanding common stock from Morgan Stanley using an accelerated share repurchase agreement. The repurchase follows the previously announced authorization by Unum's board of directors to repurchase up to $700 million of the company's stock and is a component of Unum's overall capital management strategy, as outlined in October 2007. “Wemore...
  • 1/28/08 4:00 pm EST

    Operating Performance Remains Strong Across Core Operating Segments;
    Guidance for 2008 Reaffirmed

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today its results for the fourth quarter of 2007. The Company reported net income of $160.5 million ($0.44 per diluted common share), compared to net income of $276.1 million ($0.80 per diluted common share) for the fourth quarter of 2006. Included in the results for the fourth quarter of 2007 are net realized after-tax investment losses of $16.5 million ($0.05 per diluted common share), compared to amore...