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  • 7/28/15 8:15 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) announced today that Francis J. Shammo, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications, Inc., has been elected to serve as a director of the company. At Verizon, Shammo is responsible for the company’s finance and strategic planning operations, and financial transaction services. Prior to his current role, he served as president and chief executive officer for Verizon Telecom andmore...
  • 7/21/15 10:30 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum has added a new app to its mobile and online claims tools to help customers manage disability claims or leave events whenever and wherever it is convenient for them. The new mobile app – now available in Apple, Android and Windows app stores – will help customers easily access and monitor family and medical leave and manage disability claim details. “Customers today expect easy-to-use online options for interacting withmore...
  • 7/17/15 4:15 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective July 17, 2015, the Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.185 per share on its common stock to be paid on Aug. 21, 2015, to stockholders of record on July 31, 2015. ABOUT UNUM GROUP Unum Group (www.unum.com) is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its primary businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life and Unum UK. Unum’more...
  • 7/9/15 1:10 pm EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE:UNM) has appointed Marco Forato in the new role of senior vice president for global growth strategy. In addition, Steve Mitchell has been named chief financial officer for Unum’s U.S. businesses, Steve Zabel is the new president of the U.S. closed block operations, and Matt Royal has been promoted to chief risk officer for Unum Group. In his new role, Forato will work closely with Unum’s senior leadership team to identify andmore...
  • 6/30/15 11:30 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will release its second quarter results on Wednesday, July 29, 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, which can be directly accessed at www.investors.unum.com. Members of Unum Group senior management will host a conference call on Thursday, July 30, at 9 a.m. Eastern to discuss the results ofmore...
  • 6/8/15 11:30 am EDT

    Most Small Employers Offering LTD Think It Benefits Them and Their Employees

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and Unum released the results of a survey of more than 500 benefits decision-makers at small employers regarding their views on long-term disability insurance (LTD). The findings reveal that employers, whether they offer the benefit or not, understand the value of this insurance for employees, and that those who offer it also believe it serves the interests of their company. Employers not offeringmore...
  • 5/21/15 10:43 am EDT

    Says company is strong and well-positioned to capitalize on opportunities ahead

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After 12 years as chief executive officer of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM), Thomas R. Watjen retired at the company’s annual shareholder meeting today and Richard P. McKenney assumed the role of CEO. “For many years we have been committed to a rigorous leadership development and succession planning process,” Watjen said. “We are well-positioned for the future and I step back knowing that Unum is in very good hands and poised for even greatermore...
  • 5/21/15 9:37 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $750 million of the company’s outstanding common stock through Nov. 21, 2016. This new authorization replaces the previous authorization of $750 million that was scheduled to expire on June 12, 2015. “Our capital position remains strong, giving us the flexibility to both support the needs of our business while also returning capitalmore...
  • 5/21/15 9:36 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that its board of directors has authorized an increase of 12 percent in the quarterly dividend paid on its common stock. The new rate of 18.5 cents per common share, or 74 cents per share on an annual basis, will be effective with the dividend expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2015. “Our business continues to generate capital on a consistent basis,” said Richard P. McKenney, president ofmore...
  • 5/7/15 9:30 am EDT
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millions of working women will celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend with a new baby cradled in their arms, but only 10 percent of these women will be receiving maternity benefits through short term disability leave. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that about 4 million babies are born each year, with two-thirds born to mothers in the workforce. About half of working mothers will have some form of paid maternity leave that may include usemore...