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Press Release: Unum Group Reports Fourth Quarter -3-

· 02/04/2021 16:15
Unum Group FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Unaudited) ($ in millions, except share data) Three Months Ended December 31 Year Ended December 31 2020 2019 2020 2019 Revenue Premium Income $ 2,319.9 $ 2,352.6 $ 9,378.1 $ 9,365.6 Net Investment Income 593.5 616.3 2,360.7 2,435.3 Net Realized Investment Gain (Loss) 1,304.9 9.2 1,199.1 (23.2) Other Income 55.2 56.5 224.2 221.2 Total Revenue 4,273.5 3,034.6 13,162.1 11,998.9 Benefits and Expenses Benefits and Change in Reserves for Future Benefits 3,346.7 1,881.3 8,972.9 7,496.2 Commissions 246.8 270.3 1,057.3 1,122.7 Interest and Debt Expense 45.6 46.6 188.2 177.4 Cost Related to Early Retirement of Debt -- 2.1 -- 27.3 Deferral of Acquisition Costs (129.4) (154.0) (576.2) (658.6) Amortization of Deferred Acquisition Costs 139.5 141.4 606.1 609.9 Other Expenses 499.6 469.5 1,949.8 1,841.9 Total Benefits and Expenses 4,148.8 2,657.2 12,198.1 10,616.8 Income Before Income Tax 124.7 377.4 964.0 1,382.1 Income Tax (10.7) 81.2 171.0 281.8 Net Income $ 135.4 $ 296.2 $ 793.0 $ 1,100.3 PER SHARE INFORMATION Net Income Per Common Share Basic $ 0.66 $ 1.44 $ 3.89 $ 5.25 Assuming Dilution $ 0.66 $ 1.44 $ 3.89 $ 5.24 Weighted Average Common Shares - Basic (000s) 203,874.6 205,565.5 203,642.0 209,728.9 Weighted Average Common Shares - Assuming Dilution (000s) 204,113.3 205,690.5 203,755.3 209,854.4 Outstanding Shares - (000s) 203,690.1 202,936.8 Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Three Months Ended December 31 2020 2019 per per share (in millions) share * (in millions) * Net Income $ 135.4 $ 0.66 $ 296.2 $ 1.44 Excluding: Net Realized Investment Gains Net Realized Investment Gain Related to Reinsurance Transaction (net of tax expense of $273.5; $--) 1,028.8 5.04 -- -- Net Realized Investment Gain, Other (net of tax expense of $1.0; $2.0) 1.6 0.01 7.2 0.04 Total Net Realized Investment Gain 1,030.4 5.05 7.2 0.04 Items Related to Closed Block Individual Disability Reinsurance Transaction Change in Benefit Reserves and

Information reconciling the Company's outlook on after-tax adjusted operating income growth per share to the comparable GAAP financial measure is not provided. The only amounts excluded from after-tax adjusted operating income are those described in the preceding paragraphs. The Company is unable to predict with reasonable certainty realized investment gains and losses, which are affected by overall market conditions and also by factors such as an economic or political change in the country of the issuer, a regulatory change pertaining to the issuer's industry, a significant improvement or deterioration in the cash flows of the issuer, unforeseen accounting irregularities or fraud committed by an issuer, movement in credit spreads, ratings upgrades or downgrades, a change in the issuer's marketplace or business prospects, or any other event that significantly affects the issuers of the fixed maturity securities which the Company holds in its investment portfolio.


Members of Unum Group senior management will host a conference call on Friday, February 5, at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the results of operations for the fourth quarter. Topics may include forward-looking information, such as the Company's outlook on future results, trends in operations, and other material information.

The dial-in number for the conference call is (888) 254-3590 for U.S. and Canada (pass code 6539046). For international, the dial-in number is (929) 477-0402 (pass code 6539046). A live webcast of the call will also be available at www.investors.unum.com in a listen-only mode. It is recommended that webcast viewers access the "Investors" section of the Company's website and opt-in to the webcast approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the call. The Company will maintain a replay of the webcast on its website. A replay of the call will also be available through February 12 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-0820 (International) - pass code 6539046.

In conjunction with today's earnings announcement, the Company's Statistical Supplement for the fourth quarter of 2020 is available on the "Investors" section of the Company's website.


Unum Group (www.unum.com) provides a broad portfolio of financial protection benefits and services through the workplace, and is a leading provider of disability income protection worldwide. Through its Unum US, Unum UK, Unum Poland, and Colonial Life businesses, the company provides disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision benefits that protect millions of working people and their families. Unum also provides leave and absence management services that streamline the leave experience for employers and employees, and stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against medical costs. Unum reported revenues of $12.0 billion in 2019 and provided $7.5 billion in benefits.

For more information, connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/unumbenefits), Twitter (www.twitter.com/unumnews) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/unum).


Certain information in this news release constitutes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are those not based on historical information, but rather relate to our outlook, future operations, strategies, financial results, or other developments and speak only as of the date made. These forward-looking statements, including statements about anticipated growth in after-tax adjusted operating income per share, are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. The following factors, in addition to other factors mentioned from time to time, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements: (1) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, financial position, results of operations, liquidity and capital resources, and overall business operations; (2) sustained periods of low interest rates; (3) fluctuation in insurance reserve liabilities and claim payments due to changes in claim incidence, recovery rates, mortality and morbidity rates, and policy benefit offsets; (4) unfavorable economic or business conditions, both domestic and foreign, that may result in decreases in sales, premiums, or persistency, as well as unfavorable claims activity; (5) changes in, or interpretations or enforcement of laws and regulations; (6) a cyber attack or other security breach could result in the unauthorized acquisition of confidential data; (7) the failure of our business recovery and incident management processes to resume our business operations in the event of a natural catastrophe, cyber attack, or other event; (8) investment results, including, but not limited to, changes in interest rates, defaults, changes in credit spreads, impairments, and the lack of appropriate investments in the market which can be acquired to match our liabilities; (9) increased competition from other insurers and financial services companies due to industry consolidation, new entrants to our markets, or other factors; (10) changes in our financial strength and credit ratings; (11) our ability to develop digital capabilities or execute on our technology systems upgrades or replacements; (12) actual experience in the broad array of our products that deviates from our assumptions used in pricing, underwriting, and reserving; (13) availability of reinsurance in the market and the ability of our reinsurers to meet their obligations to us; (14) ability to generate sufficient internal liquidity and/or obtain external financing; (15) damage to our reputation due to, among other factors, regulatory investigations, legal proceedings, external events, and/or inadequate or failed internal controls and procedures; (16) effectiveness of our risk management program; (17) contingencies and the level and results of litigation; (18) ineffectiveness of our derivatives hedging programs due to changes in the economic environment, counterparty risk, ratings downgrades, capital market volatility, changes in interest rates, and/or regulation; (19) fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates; and (20) recoverability and/or realization of the carrying value of our intangible assets, long-lived assets, and deferred tax assets.

For further discussion of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see Part 1, Item 1A of our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and Part II, Item 1A of our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The forward-looking statements in this news release are being made as of the date of this news release, and we expressly disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein, even if made available on our website or otherwise.

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