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Section 1: 8-K


Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 15, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(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)

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Item 8.01
Other Events.
On October 15, 2018, Unum Group (the “Company”) announced that Elizabeth Ahmed, formerly Chief Human Resources Officer at AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., has been appointed Executive Vice President, People and Communications for the Company effective October 29, 2018. A copy of the news release issued by the Company on October 15, 2018 announcing Ms. Ahmed’s appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following exhibit is filed with this report:


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
Date: October 15, 2018
/s/ J. Paul Jullienne
J. Paul Jullienne
Vice President, Managing Counsel, and
Corporate Secretary

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Section 2: EX-99.1


Exhibit 99.1
1 Fountain Square
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Kelly Spencer 423-294-4508
Toll free: 866-750-8686

Unum hires Elizabeth Ahmed as executive vice president of
people and communication

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (Oct. 15, 2018) - Unum (NYSE: UNM), a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the U.S. and U.K., today said that Elizabeth Ahmed has been appointed executive vice president of People and Communication for the company effective October 29.

In her role, she will report to President and CEO Richard McKenney and oversee four primary functions: Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Corporate Communications. She will be based at the company’s headquarters in Chattanooga.

“It’s a privilege to welcome Liz to Unum’s senior leadership team,” McKenney said. “She is an accomplished and well-respected human resources executive, and I’m confident she’ll help us realize our vision of a world-class workplace that attracts great talent and values every voice.”

As a member of the company’s senior leadership committee, Ahmed will work with leaders across the enterprise to develop talent strategies that ensure Unum employees continue to be a competitive advantage. She will also help guide the company on its journey to be more inclusive and ensure Unum is communicating effectively to its various stakeholders.

Ahmed is relocating from Cleveland, Ohio, where she was Chief Human Resources Officer at AmTrust Financial Services, a $6 billion company with 8,000 employees. Ahmed has also held HR leadership positions at Equity Administration Services, PNC Bank and Marsh USA.

She has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Sussex, and a Master of Science in Organizational Design and Analysis from Case Western Reserve University.

About Unum
Unum Group ( 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’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 nearly $7 billion in benefits.

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