Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549






Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 26, 2016




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-11294   62-1598430

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)



1 Fountain Square

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(423) 294-1011

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On May 26, 2016, Unum Group announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase in the quarterly dividend to be paid on its common stock. The new quarterly dividend rate of $0.200 per common share will be effective with the dividend expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2016. A copy of the news release concerning the dividend increase is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

A live webcast of the company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which may include discussion of the dividend increase, will be accessible from the investors section of the company’s website ( on May 26, 2016, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is filed with this report:


  99.1 News release of Unum Group dated May 26, 2016, concerning dividend increase.


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.


  Unum Group
Date: May 26, 2016   By:  

/s/ J. Paul Jullienne

    Name:   J. Paul Jullienne
    Title:   Vice President, Managing Counsel
      and Corporate Secretary



Exhibit No.



99.1    News release of Unum Group dated May 26, 2016, concerning dividend increase.