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  • 10/15/08 7:45 am EDT

    Expects Third Quarter Operating Income of $0.62 to $0.64 Per Share

    Expects 2008 Full Year Operating Income at Upper End of Previous
    Guidance of $2.46 to $2.51 Per Share

    Has No Plans to Raise Additional Capital as Strong Capital and
    Liquidity Positions Continue to Provide Significant Financial Flexibility

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) today announced preliminary results for the third quarter of 2008. The Company expects net income for the third quarter of 2008 to be between $100 and $108 million ($0.30 to $0.32 per diluted common share) and after-tax operating income for the third quarter of 2008 to be between $209 and $217 million ($0.62 to $0.64 per diluted common share). Based on preliminary estimates, the Company has provided the followingmore...
  • 10/14/08 10:00 am EDT

    Custom solutions created for Hispanic consumers

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) has created a specialized approach to serving its Spanish-speaking customers, from customized employee education and enrollment materials, to bilingual call centers and on-claim support. People of Hispanic origin comprise the largest ethnic minority in the United States, making up 15 percent of the nation’s total population. The estimated Hispanic population is expected to more than double to 102.6 million by 2050. Unummore...
  • 10/14/08 10:00 am EDT

    Soluciones para los consumidores Latinos

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) ha desarrollado un enfoque especializado para atender a sus clientes hispanohablantes, incluyendo materiales educativos acerca de los beneficios y del proceso de inscripción, y centros bilingües de servicio al cliente y de asistencia con reclamaciones. Los Latinos constituyen la mayor minoría étnica de los Estados Unidos y representan el 15% de la población total del país. Se cree que la población Latina estimadamore...
  • 10/8/08 4:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective October 7, 2008, the Unum Group Board of Directors (NYSE: UNM) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share on its common stock to be paid on November 21, 2008, to stockholders of record on October 27, 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 insurancemore...
  • 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...
  • 9/29/08 4:00 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will release its third quarter results on Thursday, Oct. 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 at, which can also be directly accessed at Members of Unum Group senior management will host a conference call on Friday, Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. Eastern to discuss themore...
  • 9/17/08 9:00 am EDT

    Unum Offers Quick Guide to Coverage During Life Insurance Awareness

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it comes to life insurance, the need may be clear but the details can seem a little murky. What are the differences between types of coverage? How much do you need? When do you need it? During Life Insurance Awareness Month, a national campaign throughout September, Unum (NYSE:UNM) offers this quick guide to life insurance coverage. “Understanding the types of coverage that are out there, and when they’re importantmore...
  • 9/16/08 10:00 am EDT

    Company recognized for development of innovative Simply Unum benefits

    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...
  • 9/11/08 2:00 pm EDT

    Life insurance products can help cover the costs of long term care

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two new life insurance products from Unum (NYSE:UNM) offer policyholders greater financial flexibility, particularly in the increasingly important area of long term care. Interest Sensitive Whole Life 08 and Voluntary Individual Universal Life 08 have been completely updated, with enhanced features that include riders offering long term care options and a living benefit, as well as an accidental death benefit rider. “Asmore...
  • 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...