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Horace Mann selected for 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, recognizing commitment to advancing women in the workplace

January 16, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 16, 2019--Horace Mann today announced it is one of 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. The index doubled in size from 2018 and includes firms from 10 sectors headquartered across 36 countries and regions. Collectively, these firms have a combined market capitalization of USD 9 trillion and employ more than 15 million people, of which 7 million are women, around the world. Thirteen markets are represented for the first time this year and include Argentina, China, Israel and South Africa.

“Our customers, K-12 educators, are diverse and we want an organization that reflects that same diversity,” said Marita Zuraitis, Horace Mann President and CEO. “Greater diversity leads to better ideas and results, and is simply the right thing to do. We appreciate this recognition from Bloomberg.”

Bloomberg’s standardized reporting framework offers public companies the opportunity to disclose information on how they promote gender equality across four separate areas – company statistics, policies, community engagement and products and services. Reporting companies that score above a globally-established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies, are included in the GEI.

“We applaud Horace Mann and the other 229 firms tracked by the index for their action to measure gender equality through the Bloomberg GEI framework,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. “Horace Mann’s GEI inclusion is a strong indicator to its employees, investors and industry peers alike that it is leading by example to advance ongoing efforts for a truly inclusive workplace.”

The Bloomberg gender reporting framework is voluntary and has no associated costs. The GEI is a reference index. All public companies can submit data to Bloomberg. Those with a security listed on a U.S. exchange and a market capitalization of USD 1 billion or greater are eligible for index inclusion. For more information on the GEI and how to submit information for next year’s index visit: https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/solution/gender-equality-index/

Bloomberg subscribers can access the GEI at {BGEI Index DES <GO>}. Terminal users will have access to the fully updated index on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Companies included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index:

A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S AB InBev Accenture adidas Adobe ADP Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Aetna, Inc. AGNC Investment Corp. AIA Group Limited Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. Alcoa Corporation Alliance Data Alliant Energy Allianz Alpha Bank American Electric Power American Express American Water AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. Anglo American Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Apollo Global Management, LLC ArcelorMittal AstraZeneca AT&T AU Optronics Avon Products, Inc. BAE Systems PLC Banco Bradesco S/A Banco Santander Bank of America Bank of Montreal Bank of Queensland Barclays BB Seguridade Participações S.A. BBVA BNP Paribas BNY Mellon Boston Scientific Corporation BT Group PLC BYD Company Limited CAE CaixaBank Campbell Soup Company CAPCOM Co. Ltd. Capital One Financial Corporation Centene Corporation Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. CIBC Cie de Saint-Gobain Cisco Citi City Developments Limited The Clorox Company The Coca-Cola Company Coca-Cola FEMSA Commercial International Bank, Egypt (CIB) Commonwealth Bank of Australia Core Laboratories CVS Health Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. Danone Danske Bank A/S DaVita, Inc. DBS Group Holdings Ltd. Deutsche Post DHL Group Deutsche Telekom AG Diageo PLC Dominion Energy Don Quijote Holdings Co. Ltd. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. DuPont Enagás S.A. Enbridge Erste Group Bank AG The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. Etsy Euronav NV Eversource Energy Evertec Fifth Third Bancorp First Data Corp. First Horizon National Corporation First Pacific Company Limited FirstEnergy Ford Motor Company Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. Franklin Templeton Investments Galp Gap, Inc. General Motors Gold Fields Goldman Sachs Grupo Financiero Banorte Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited The Hartford Horace Mann IAMGOLD Corporation Iberdrola ICL Illumina Incitec Pivot Limited ING Ingredion Incorporated Intesa Sanpaolo Itaú Unibanco Janus Henderson Group PLC JPMorgan Chase & Co. Just Eat Kao Corporation KASIKORNBANK PCL KB Financial Group, Inc. Kering Legal & General Group PLC Leidos Holdings, Inc. LendingClub Lenovo Lionsgate Lloyds Banking Group L’Oréal lululemon Manulife Marsh & McLennan Companies Mastercard Maybank Mediobanca MetLife, Inc. MINDBODY, Inc. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Morgan Stanley Morningstar, Inc. Motorola Solutions MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. National Australia Bank National Bank of Canada National Bank of Greece Nestlé Newmont Mining Corporation Nidec Corporation Nielsen NiSource NN Group Nokia Nordea Bank Northern Trust Corp NTT DOCOMO NVIDIA Old National Bancorp Orange Pampa Energía Pearson Pitney Bowes, Inc. PNC Financial Services Group Portland General Electric Praxair, Inc. Procter & Gamble ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE Prudential Financial Prudential PLC QBE Insurance Group Limited Radian Group, Inc. Rapid7, Inc. RBS RELX Group Robert Half Rogers Communications, Inc. Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC Royal Bank of Canada S&P Global Sanderson Farms SAP Schneider Electric Scholastic Schroders Scotiabank Sempra Energy Shinhan Financial Group Signet Jewelers Limited Silicon Valley Bank Singtel Sodexo Sonova SSE PLC Standard Chartered Bank Standard Life Aberdeen PLC State Street Corporation STMicroelectronics Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Sun Life Financial Swedbank Swiss Re Symantec Tahoe Resources, Inc. Taylor Morrison TD Bank Group Teck Telefónica Telia Company Terna Tokyo Electron Limited TransCanada Corporation Türkiye Garanti Bankası A.Ş. UBS Unilever Unum Group UOB Group UPM-Kymmene Corporation Visa, Inc. Vodafone Group Voya Financial, Inc. Walmart Walmart de México y Centroamérica Wells Fargo & Company Welltower WESCO International, Inc. Westpac Group Weyerhaeuser Willis Towers Watson WPP Yum China Holdings, Inc. Yum! Brands, Inc. Zillow Group, Inc. Zurich Insurance Zynga, Inc.

About Horace Mann:

Horace Mann (Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN)) is the largest financial services company focused on providing America’s educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators ® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. For more information about the company, visit horacemann.com.

About Bloomberg:

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit www.bloomberg.com or request a demo.

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CONTACT: Media Contacts:

Heather J. Wietzel

Horace Mann

Vice President, Investor Relations

217-788-5144

investorrelations@horacemann.comMichelle Eccles

Horace Mann

Public Relations Manager

217-788-5394

michelle.eccles@horacemann.comVeronika Henze

Bloomberg LP

+1-646-324-1596

vhenze@bloomberg.netJacqueline Gogel

Vested

+1-917-765-8720

jacqueline@fullyvested.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE CONSUMER

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