Unum taps Wade Hinton as vice president of Diversity and Inclusion

Unum
(NYSE: UNM), a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the
U.S. and U.K., today said that Wade Hinton has been appointed vice
president of Diversity and Inclusion for the company effective August 20.

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In his role, he will be responsible for strategic diversity and
inclusion programming to ensure Unum’s culture, environment and business
approach in every area is inclusive and respectful to all. His work will
accelerate Unum’s focus on inclusion and further empower diverse
employees within the organization.

“Through a grassroots approach with executive support, we’ve made
tremendous progress creating an inclusive culture where all of our team
members can thrive,” said Rick McKenney, president and CEO of Unum
Group. “I am confident that Wade will harness our energy and help us
realize our vision of a world-class workplace that appreciates the
unique talents and experiences of every team member.”

Hinton has most recently served as city attorney for Chattanooga. Prior
to his appointment, he was the deputy general counsel for Volkswagen
Group of America’s Chattanooga operations after spending several years
in private practice. He also served as a consultant to County Mayor
Claude Ramsey on issues related to diversity and minority business
programs. A large portion of his professional and volunteer work has
focused on diversity and creating an inclusive community.

Hinton serves on the board of directors for the Benwood Foundation,
Friends of the Festival, the Company Lab (Co.Lab), and the Chattanooga
State Foundation. He’s the past charter president of the Urban League of
Greater Chattanooga Young Professionals Group and has served on the
board of directors for the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga,
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, and Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP.
Hinton is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, and graduated from
Emory University and University of Memphis School of Law.

About Unum

Unum Group (www.unum.com)
is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United
States and the United Kingdom. Its primary businesses are Unum US,
Colonial Life, and Unum UK. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life,
accident and critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help
protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an
illness or injury. Unum also provides stop-loss coverage to help
self-insured employers protect against unanticipated medical costs. The
company reported revenues of $11.3 billion in 2017 and provided nearly
$7 billion in benefits.

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