CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2008--Unum Group
announced today that Kevin T. Kabat, chairman, president and CEO of
Fifth Third Bancorp, has been elected to serve as a director of the
Mr. Kabat has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial
services and banking industry. He began his career with Merchants
National Bank in Indianapolis as an organizational consultant in 1980.
Two years later, he joined Old Kent Financial Corporation, where he
held a number of management and executive positions including vice
chairman and president of Old Kent Financial Corporation. In 2001,
Kabat joined Fifth Third Bank as president and chief executive officer
of its Western Michigan affiliate. He later became executive vice
president of retail and affiliate banking for Fifth Third Bancorp, was
named president and chief executive officer in 2007, and earlier this
month was elected chairman of the board of directors.
We are very fortunate to have Kevin join our board of directors,
said Jon S. Fossel, chairman of the board. With nearly three decades
of financial services leadership experience, he brings a wealth of
knowledge to our board, further strengthening its governance
capabilities. I am confident his expertise and strategic insight will
be a tremendous asset to Unum.
Mr. Kabat becomes one of eight new directors named to the Unum
board since 2004. The board now has 12 directors.
Unum (www.unum.com) is one of the leading providers of employee
benefits products and services in the United States and the United
Kingdom. Through its subsidiaries, Unum Group provided more than $6
billion in total benefits to customers in 2007.
CONTACT: Unum Group
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Tom White, 423-294-8996
Madhavi Venkatesan, 423-294-1630
SOURCE: Unum Group