SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 4, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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1 Fountain Square
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Common stock, $0.10 par value|| ||UNM|| ||New York Stock Exchange|
|6.250% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2058||UNMA||New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 4, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Unum Group (the “Company”) elected Gale V. King as a director of the Company. Ms. King also was appointed to serve on the Human Capital Committee and the Risk and Finance Committee of the Board, effective May 1, 2022. The Board has affirmatively determined that Ms. King is an independent director. Ms. King was elected to fill a newly created position on the Board and will serve a term of office expiring at the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Ms. King served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company from 2012 until her retirement in July 2021 after 37 years with Nationwide, including prior service as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer from 2009 to 2012. A copy of the news release issued by the Company on March 8, 2022 announcing Ms. King’s election to the Board is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Ms. King will participate in the standard compensation arrangement for non-employee directors, including receiving a pro-rata portion of the director’s annual cash retainer and restricted stock unit award for the current board year, as described on pages 31-32 of the Company’s proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2021.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: March 8, 2022||By:||/s/ J. Paul Jullienne|
|Name:||J. Paul Jullienne|
|Title:||Vice President, Managing Counsel and|