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): February 19, 2019
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 (Commission 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 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 19, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Unum Group (the “Company”) elected Susan L. Cross as a director of the Company, effective February 25, 2019. Ms. Cross also was appointed to serve on the Audit Committee and the Risk and Finance Committee of the Board. The Board has affirmatively determined that Ms. Cross is an independent director. Ms. Cross was elected to fill a newly created position on the Board and will serve a term of office expiring at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Ms. Cross served as the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Actuary at XL Group Ltd (now AXA XL) in Bermuda from August 2008 to September 2018, and before that served as Global Chief Actuary beginning in 2006. In addition, she served as Chief Actuary of XL Group's reinsurance operations from 2004 to 2006 and held various actuarial positions in XL Group’s insurance and reinsurance operations after joining the company in 1999. A copy of the news release issued by the Company on February 25, 2019 announcing Ms. Cross’s election to the Board is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Ms. Cross 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 27-28 of the Company’s proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 12, 2018.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
The following exhibit is filed with his report:


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: February 25, 2019
/s/ J. Paul Jullienne
J. Paul Jullienne
Vice President, Managing Counsel, and
Corporate Secretary