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Section 1: 8-K (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): May 23, 2019
(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 May 23, 2019, 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 $0.285 per common share will be effective with the dividend expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2019. 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 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which may include discussion of the dividend increase, will be accessible from the investors section of the company’s website ( on May 23, 2019, 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:


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: May 23, 2019
/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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts INVESTORS Tom White 423-294-8996 news MEDIA Jim Sabourin 423-294-6300 Unum Group’s board of directors votes to increase common stock dividend CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 23, 2019) - Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) announced today that its board of directors has authorized an increase of 9.6 percent in the quarterly dividend paid on its common stock. The new rate of 28.5 cents per common share, or $1.14 per share on an annual basis, will be effective with the dividend expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2019. “We are pleased to again increase our dividend payout, which is indicative of not only our consistent performance and capital generation, but also our commitment to returning value to shareholders,” said Richard P. McKenney, president and CEO of Unum. The new quarterly dividend represents a 245 percent increase from the 8.25 cents per share the company was paying in 2009 and marks the eleventh consecutive year in which Unum has raised its dividend. Unum has also repurchased approximately $4.4 billion of its stock, reducing its outstanding share count by almost 43 percent, since the fourth quarter of 2009. # # # UNUM IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND MARKETING BRAND OF UNUM GROUP AND ITS INSURING SUBSIDIARIES.

ABOUT UNUM Unum Group ( is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom and the leading provider of disability income protection in the world. Its primary businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life, Unum UK, and Unum Poland. 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 $11.6 billion in 2018, and provided $7.2 billion in benefits. For more information visit us at or connect with us at, and UNUM IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND MARKETING BRAND OF UNUM GROUP AND ITS INSURING SUBSIDIARIES.

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