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UnumProvident Ranks in Top 50 List of Employers for People with Disabilities

Published 01-05-04

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CHATTANOOGA, TN - UnumProvident Corporation ranked in the 13th Annual "Top 50 Companies" in CAREERS & the disABLED magazine, a national career publication that reaches over 42,000 people. Readers selected US companies which they feel are progressive in hiring people with disabilities or are companies for which they would most prefer to work.

Eileen Farrar, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, UnumProvident, says, "We are pleased to be included in the Top 50 List. UnumProvident is very committed to creating and maintaining a talented and professional workforce that is supportive and inclusive of people with disabilities."

UnumProvident employs more than 13,000 employees worldwide with approximately 11,000 employees in the US. In addition to adhering to the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, UnumProvident provides reasonable accommodations ranging from expanding parking spaces and locations, hiring readers to take industry exams, purchasing software and hardware, hiring interpreters and signers, and schedule and workload accommodations when appropriate for individuals with disabilities. UnumProvident also employs Human Resource Disability Management Consultants to assist employees in returning to work after a disability-related absence.

UnumProvident shares the spotlight on the list with companies including Microsoft, AT&T, ABC, Time Warner, and Aventis Pharmaceuticals. The complete list will be featured in the winter edition of Careers & the disABLED.

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UnumProvident (UNM) is the largest provider of group and individual disability income protection insurance in North America. Through its subsidiaries, UnumProvident insures more than 25 million people and paid $4.8 billion in total benefits to customers in 2002. With primary offices in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Portland, Maine, the company employs more than 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.unumprovident.com.

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