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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-K


Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 24, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNUM GROUP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-11294
 
62-1598430 
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
 (Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)


1 Fountain Square
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(423) 294-1011
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Item 8.01
Other Events.
On May 24, 2018, Unum Group announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase in the quarterly dividend to be paid on its common stock. The new quarterly dividend rate of $0.260 per common share will be effective with the dividend expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2018. A copy of the news release concerning the dividend increase is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
A live webcast of the company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which may include discussion of the dividend increase, will be accessible from the investors section of the company’s website (www.investors.unum.com) on May 24, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following exhibit is filed with this report:
 
 








SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
Unum Group
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: May 24, 2018
By:
/s/ J. Paul Jullienne
 
 
Name:
J. Paul Jullienne
 
 
Title:
Vice President, Managing Counsel, and
 
 
 
Corporate Secretary
 
 
 
 







INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
 
 



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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit

 
Exhibit 99.1
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1 Fountain Square
Chattanooga, TN 37402
www.unum.com


news
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
Contacts
 
 
INVESTORS
Tom White


423 294 8996

 
MEDIA
Jim Sabourin

423 294 6300

Unum Group’s board of directors votes to increase
common stock dividend

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) - Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced today that its board of directors has authorized an increase of 13 percent in the quarterly dividend paid on its common stock. The new rate of 26 cents per common share, or $1.04 per share on an annual basis, will be effective with the dividend expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2018.

“We are pleased to again increase our dividend payout. This representative of our consistent performance and financial strength as well as our commitment to returning value to shareholders,” said Richard P. McKenney, president and CEO of Unum.

The new quarterly dividend represents a 247 percent increase from the 7.5 cents per share the company was paying in 2008 and marks the tenth consecutive year in which Unum has raised its dividend. Unum has also repurchased approximately $3.4 billion of its stock, reducing its outstanding share count by 36 percent, since the fourth quarter of 2008.

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ABOUT UNUM

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, Starmount and Unum UK. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life, accident and critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. Unum also provides stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against unanticipated medical costs. The company reported revenues of $11.3 billion in 2017, and provided $6.9 billion in benefits.

For more information visit us at www.unum.com or connect with us at
www.facebook.com/unumbenefits, twitter.com/unumnews and www.linkedin.com/company/unum







UNUM IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND MARKETING BRAND OF UNUM GROUP AND ITS INSURING SUBSIDIARIES.

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