Unum tops $13 million in corporate and employee giving for 2012

  Unum tops $13 million in corporate and employee giving for 2012

Business Wire

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- January 31, 2013

Unum’s (NYSE: UNM) commitment to supporting charitable organizations
throughout the U.S., U.K. and Ireland was strong in 2012, as company and
employee charitable support to worthwhile causes topped the $13 million mark.

“The needs in our communities continue to be greater than ever,” said Joe
Foley, Unum’s chief marketing officer. “I’m always incredibly proud of our
employees and amazed by their generosity. A strong commitment to social
responsibility is one of Unum’s core values, so it’s rewarding to see that our
employees are so dedicated to our tradition of community support.”

Unum provides financial protection benefits in the workplace such as
disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance. Through its Unum
and Colonial Life businesses, the company has offices across the U.S., the
U.K., and in Carlow, Ireland.

The company primarily focuses its charitable efforts on supporting public
education initiatives that provide more opportunity for students to learn.

Over the years, Unum has been instrumental in creating education programs like
the Girls Leadership Academy in Worcester, Mass., the Principal Leadership
Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the Education Leaders Experience in
Portland, Maine. And in Columbia, S.C., the company has supported a number of
education programs at St. Andrew’s Middle School for the past 11 years.

“We continue to invest heavily in these programs, and many more like them,”
said Mr. Foley. “They not only improve the educational outlook of children and
young adults in our hometowns, they help us build strong communities by
developing tomorrow’s leaders.”

The United Way was another big beneficiary of Unum’s corporate giving last
year. A sampling of other major beneficiaries in 2012 include non-profit
organizations that partner with Unum:

  *Hamilton County Department of Education in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  *Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, Mass.
  *Maine Development Foundation
  *Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands in Columbia, S.C.
  *I CAN in the U.K.

About Unum

Unum (www.unum.com) is a leading provider of financial protection benefits
through the workplace. The disability insurance leader in the U.S. for 36
years, Unum’s portfolio of financial protection products also includes life,
accident and critical illness, which help protect millions of working people
and their families in the event of an illness or injury. In 2011, Unum paid
more than $5 billion in benefits to more than 450,000 individuals and their


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