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  • 2/26/15 7:45 am EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) announced today that Ronald P. O’Hanley, former president of Asset Management and Corporate Services for Fidelity Investments, has been elected to serve as a director of the company. At Fidelity, O’Hanley had oversight of all Fidelity Asset Management organizations, including Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCo), Pyramis Global Advisors and the Asset Allocation teams, with a combined total of $1.9more...
  • 2/25/15 1:30 pm EST

    Group voluntary plan design stabilizes benefit costs, allows for employee choice

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new disability insurance offering from Unum (NYSE: UNM) simplifies benefits decision-making, while allowing employees to easily choose the financial protection and price that’s right for them. “Only about a third of workers today have access to disability benefits at work, yet almost all employees want this coverage available,” said Kathy Plummer, director of disability product development. “The newest addition to our disabilitymore...
  • 2/24/15 1:00 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum (NYSE: UNM) and its employees in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland showed strong support for charitable organizations in 2014, contributing nearly $12.7 million and volunteering more than 111,000 volunteer hours in the areas the company operates. “Unum has a long and proud tradition of giving back to our communities and making an impact on those who could use a helping hand,” said Joe Foley, chief marketing officer. “That commitment tomore...
  • 2/3/15 4:00 pm EST

    CFO Richard McKenney Named President and Appointed to Board of Directors Effective April 1, 2015;
    Will Succeed Thomas Watjen as CEO Effective at 2015 Annual Meeting

    President and CEO of Closed Block Operations Jack McGarry to Succeed McKenney as CFO

    Watjen to be Named Chairman; Chairman William Ryan to Become Lead Independent Director

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Richard McKenney has been named the Company’s next Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Thomas Watjen, who has informed the Board of his decision to retire from his executive position at Unum’s 2015 Annual Meeting after 12 years as CEO. Effective April 1, 2015, McKenney, 46, will become President and be appointed to the Unum Board of Directors. Effective at the Company’more...
  • 2/3/15 4:00 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) today reported a net loss of $279.1 million ($1.11 per common share) for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $221.2 million ($0.84 per common share) for the fourth quarter of 2013. Included in the net loss for the fourth quarter of 2014 is an after-tax reserve charge of $453.8 million ($1.80 per common share) in the long-term care closed block, as well as the amortization of prior periodmore...
  • 2/2/15 11:00 am EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that Rick McKenney, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be representing the company at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Insurance Conference, Feb. 11, 2015, in New York City. McKenney is scheduled to speak at 2:55 p.m. Eastern and will discuss the company’s business strategy and future growth opportunities. There will be a live audio webcast of the presentation available onmore...
  • 1/16/15 11:00 am EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Effective Jan. 16, 2015, the Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.165 per share on its common stock to be paid on Feb. 20, 2015, to stockholders of record on Jan. 30, 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...
  • 1/7/15 1:00 pm EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) will release its fourth quarter results on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 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 Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. Eastern to discuss the results ofmore...
  • 12/18/14 10:30 am EST
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) today announced that Lisa G. Iglesias will become the new executive vice president and general counsel for the company. Liston Bishop III, who currently holds that position, has announced his intention to retire from the company at the end of March 2015. “Bo has made many significant contributions to Unum as a member of my leadership team,” said Thomas R. Watjen, chief executive officer of Unum. “We willmore...
  • 12/16/14 7:30 am EST

    Sees Continuation of Strong Operating Performance and Solid Capital Position

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) senior management is hosting a meeting today in New York City with analysts and investors to provide an update of the Company’s recent results and its outlook for 2015. This morning’s presentation will include the following highlights: The Company will confirm its previously provided outlook for 2014 operating earnings per share growth of five percent to ten percent. The Company is in themore...