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Section 1: DEFA14A (DEFA14A)




Washington, D.C. 20549


Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 22, 2019


        Meeting Information      
  HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORPORATION         Meeting Type: Annual Meeting        

  For holders as of: March 26, 2019


        Date: May 22, 2019        Time: 9:00 AM CDT      


  Location:  Horace Mann Lincoln Auditorium



                    I Horace Mann Plaza





SPRINGFIELD, IL 62715-0001



                    Springfield, IIIinois












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above named company.


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materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the
proxy materials online at or easily request a paper
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1. Notice & Proxy Statement        2. Form 10-K/Annual Report


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                 Voting items                        

The Board of Directors recommends you vote

FOR the following:






Election of Directors

  1a   Mark S. Casady   3   Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as the company’s auditors for the year ending December 31, 2019.




  Daniel A. Domenech   NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.





Stephen J. Hasenmiller






Perry G. Hines






Mark E. Konen






Beverley J. McClure






H. Wade Reece









Robert Stricker








Steven O. Swyers








Marita Zuraitis




The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3.






Approval of the advisory resolution to approve Named Executive Officers’ compensation.










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