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Unum Group Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Stocks in this article: UNM

Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) today reported net income of $218.6 million ($0.82 per diluted common share) for the second quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $216.4 million ($0.76 per diluted common share) for the second quarter of 2012.

Included in the results for the second quarter of 2013 is a net after-tax gain of $0.1 million (less than a penny per diluted common share) resulting from the combined impact of realized investment gains and losses on the Company’s investment portfolio and the amortization of prior period actuarial losses on the Company’s pension plans. This compares to a net after-tax loss of $8.9 million ($0.03 per diluted common share) in the second quarter of 2012. Adjusting for these items, after-tax operating income was $218.5 million ($0.82 per diluted common share) in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $225.3 million ($0.79 per diluted common share) in the second quarter of 2012.

“Driven primarily by very good risk results across our core business lines, operating performance in the second quarter remained strong with solid returns in our core business segments. I am also encouraged by the performance we are seeing in those areas which had been operating below our expectations, especially in our Unum UK segment where the repricing actions we are taking are beginning to emerge in our results,” said Thomas R. Watjen, president and chief executive officer. “While sales growth continues to be a challenge in the US, we remain committed to maintaining the pricing and underwriting discipline that has served us so well in the past. Although the environment is expected to gradually improve, it still remains challenging, and we will continue to take the actions necessary to maintain the momentum we have worked so hard to create at the Company.”

RESULTS BY SEGMENT

Unum US Segment

Unum US reported operating income of $214.0 million in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 0.6 percent from $212.7 million in the second quarter of 2012. Premium income for the segment increased 1.5 percent to $1,131.5 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to premium income of $1,115.0 million in the second quarter of 2012.

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