Unum Group's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Unum Group (UNM)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 02, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Thomas A. H. Corbett - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

Thomas R. Watjen - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Richard P. McKenney - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer

Kevin P. McCarthy - Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, President of Unum Us and Chief Executive Officer of Unum Us

John F. McGarry - Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of Unum UK and President of Unum UK

Randall C. Horn - Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Life and Colonial life & Accident Insurance Company

Analysts

Christopher Giovanni - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

A. Mark Finkelstein - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division

Edward A. Spehar - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Jay Gelb - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Thomas G. Gallagher - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Steven D. Schwartz - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Randy Binner - FBR Capital Markets & Co., Research Division

Eric N. Berg - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

John M. Nadel - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division

Sean Dargan - Macquarie Research

Ryan Krueger - Dowling & Partners Securities, LLC

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Unum Group First Quarter 2012 Earnings Results Conference. Just a reminder that today's program is being recorded. At this time, for opening remarks, for introductions I would like to turn the conference over to the Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Mr. Tom White (sic) [Thomas Corbett]. Please go ahead, sir.

Thomas A. H. Corbett

Thank you, Lisa. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the First Quarter 2012 Analyst and Investor Conference Call for Unum Group. Our remarks this morning will include forward-looking statements, which are statements that are not of current or historical fact. As a result, actual results might differ materially from results suggested by these forward-looking statements. Information concerning factors that could cause results to differ appears in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are also located in the section titled Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. Our SEC filings can be found in the Investors section of our website at unum.com.

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