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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Unum Group to be Held on May 26, 2016

In accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the Unum Group 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a paper or email copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to shareholders are available at:





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The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Unum Group will be held on May 26, 2016 at the corporate offices of Unum Group at 2211 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04122, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Proposals to be voted on at the annual meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR each of the nominees listed.



   Election of Directors:
     01 - Theodore H. Bunting, Jr.   02 - E. Michael Caulfield   03 - Joseph J. Echevarria   04 - Cynthia L. Egan
     05 - Pamela H. Godwin   06 - Kevin T. Kabat   07 - Timothy F. Keaney   08 - Gloria C. Larson
     09 - Richard P. McKenney   10 - Edward J. Muhl   11 - Ronald P. O’Hanley   12 - Francis J. Shammo
     13 - Thomas R. Watjen      

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Proposals 2, 3 and 4.



   To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the company’s named executive officers.


   To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2016; and


   To approve the Unum European Holding Company Limited Savings-Related Share Option Scheme 2016.

THIS IS NOT A PROXY CARD – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend the annual meeting, please bring valid government-issued photo identification and this notice (which will serve as an admission ticket) with you.

For your safety, we reserve the right to inspect all personal items prior to admission to the annual meeting.

Your compliance is appreciated.

Directions to the Unum Group 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are available on Unum Group’s website at







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Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below.


Email copies: Current and future email delivery requests must be submitted via the Internet following the instructions below. If you request an email copy of current materials you will receive an email with a link to the materials.


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Internet – Go to Click Cast Your Vote or Request Materials. Follow the instructions to log in and order a copy of the current meeting materials and submit your preference for email or paper delivery of future meeting materials.






Telephone – Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276 and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the materials by mail for the current meeting. You can also submit a preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings.






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To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by May 13, 2016.