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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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Horace Mann Educators Corporation

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 23, 2018


        Meeting Information        
  HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORPORATION         Meeting Type: Annual Meeting          

  For holders as of: March 27, 2018


          Date: May 23, 2018        Time: 9:00 AM CDT        


  Location:  Horace Mann Lincoln Auditorium



                    I Horace Mann Plaza


                    Springfield, IIIinois



You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.


This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).


We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.



See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.






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How to Access the Proxy Materials






Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:


1. Notice & Proxy Statement        2. Form 10-K/Annual Report


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  Internal Use Only  

                 Voting Items                        

The Board of Directors recommends you vote

FOR the following:






Election of Directors









Daniel A. Domenech

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





Stephen J. Hasenmiller






Ronald J. Helow






Perry G. Hines






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.






Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as the company’s auditors for the year ending December 31, 2018.


Broadridge Internal Use Only




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      THE COMPANY NAME INC. - COMMON    123,456,789,012.12345     
      THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS A    123,456,789,012.12345     
      THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS B    123,456,789,012.12345     
      THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS C    123,456,789,012.12345     
      THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS D    123,456,789,012.12345     
      THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS E    123,456,789,012.12345     
      THE COMPANY NAME INC. - CLASS F    123,456,789,012.12345     
      THE COMPANY NAME INC. - 401 K    123,456,789,012.12345     







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