Symetra Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: SYA) board of directors today declared a cash dividend of $0.07 per share on the company’s stock — an increase of $0.01, or 17 percent, over the prior dividend level.

The dividend will be payable on or about March 30, 2012 to common shareholders and warrant holders of record as of the close of business on March 13, 2012.

About Symetra

Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA) is a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Wash. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefits consultants, financial institutions and independent agents and advisors. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.

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