Unitrin, Inc. (NYSE: UTR) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.24 per share. The dividend is payable on August 26, 2011 to its shareholders of record as of August 12, 2011. Unitrin is a diversified insurance holding company, and its subsidiaries provide, auto, homeowners, life and other insurance products for individuals and small businesses. Unitrin’s principal businesses are:
- Kemper® (1) , which provides auto, homeowners and other insurance products to individuals through a network of independent agents,
- Unitrin Direct, which markets auto and homeowners insurance to consumers via direct mail, the Internet, employer-sponsored employee benefit programs and other affinity relationships,
- Unitrin Specialty, which provides auto insurance through a network of independent agents and brokers to individuals and small businesses which have had difficulty procuring insurance through traditional channels, usually due to adverse driving records or claim or credit histories, and
- Life and Health Insurance, which specializes in the sale of life and health insurance products to individuals through networks of employee agents and exclusive independent agents.