$KMPR (Kemper Corporation)

$KMPR {{ '2016-07-06T14:47:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance company $KMPR said that effective July 18, 2016, George Dufala, Jr. will join the company as President, Property & Casualty Division. George Dufala will report directly to Joseph Lacher, Jr., $KMPR's President and CEO, and will be based in Chicago.

$KMPR {{ '2017-10-11T22:34:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR said its subsidiary, Kemper Corporate Services, Inc., has received a favorable ruling in a confidential arbitration proceeding against a software vendor and has been awarded $84.3MM plus interest. Kemper Corporate Services, Inc. claimed the vendor had breached the terms of agreement by failing to produce and deliver software to Kemper.

$KMPR {{ '2017-08-03T14:55:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR's BoD declared a quarterly dividend of $0.24 per share. The dividend is payable on Aug. 28, 2017 to its shareholders of record as of Aug. 14, 2017.

$KMPR {{ '2017-08-02T16:29:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR's BoD appointed Susan Whiting as a director with immediate effect. Whiting’s appointment expands the company's board to ten directors. Whiting served as Vice Chair of Nielsen Holdings Plc until 2014. Whiting currently serves on the BoD for $LNT, Moxie Software and PageVault.

$KMPR {{ '2017-08-02T15:34:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance firm $KMPR has appointed Susan D Whiting as a director, effective immediately. Now, the Kemper BoD has ten directors. Whiting has held various executive positions at Nielsen Holdings, including Vice Chair, President and Chief Operating Officer. Currently, she serves on the BoD of Alliant Energy Corporation and Moxie Software.

$KMPR {{ '2017-07-24T18:26:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR named Kan Yuk “Andy” Lau as the Senior Vice President and Chief Data & Analytics Officer, effective July 24, 2017. In this new role, Lau will report directly to Joseph P. Lacher, Jr.,$KMPR CEO.

$KMPR {{ '2017-07-24T16:52:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR said Kan Yuk “Andy” Lau will join the company on July 24, 2017 as SVP and Chief Data & Analytics Officer. Lau will report to CEO Joseph Lacher, Jr. Most recently, Lau served as VP, Analytics for CNA Insurance Company’s Enterprise Data and Analytics.

$KMPR {{ '2017-07-17T12:28:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR expects its 2Q17 results to include pre-tax catastrophe losses of $32-38MM and does not expect to recover any of these losses under its catastrophe reinsurance program. The losses were related to more than 15 storms throughout the country and adversely impacted losses for both homeowners and auto lines.

$KMPR {{ '2017-06-13T10:11:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR has priced a registered offering of $200MM of its 4.350% senior notes due 2025 at an issue price of 101.193% of the principal amount. Kemper intends to use the net proceeds from this offering, which is expected to close around June 19, 2017, for general corporate purposes.

$KMPR {{ '2017-05-15T22:27:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR named Michael Plazony as President of the Kemper Home Service Companies business, which provides life & other insurance products to policyholders in their homes. Plazony will report directly to Mark Green, $KMPR’s Life & Health division President and will be based in St. Louis. Related to this change Thomas Myers will be leaving the company.

$KMPR {{ '2017-05-08T21:07:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR appointed Charles Steele as President of the Reserve National business, which provides life, health and accident expense insurance products. Steele will report directly to Mark Green, $KMPR's Life & Health division President, and will be based in Oklahoma City. $KMPR also said Andrew Schallhorn will be leaving the company.

$KMPR {{ '2017-05-05T13:52:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurer $KMPR's 1Q17 net loss narrowed to $0.3MM, or $0.01 per share, compared to net loss of $2.1MM, or $0.04 per share during 1Q16. Total revenues during the quarter rose 7% YoY to $651.4MM, mainly due to higher nonstandard personal auto earned premiums and higher net investment income.

$KMPR {{ '2017-02-10T13:20:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurer $KMPR 4Q16 net income increased to $31.2MM, or $0.60 per share, compared to $4.6MM, or $0.09 per share during 4Q15. Total revenue during the quarter increased 4% YoY to $642.7MM, mainly due to $20.8MM higher earned premiums from Alliance United.

$KMPR {{ '2016-09-21T06:22:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurer $KMPR said James McKinney, most recently CFO for $BANC, will join the company in Nov. as SVP and CFO, reporting directly to CEO Joseph Lacher, Jr. McKinney replaces Frank Sodaro who will be a senior adviser to the company through end 2016. During the transition period, VP and Chief Accounting Officer, Richard Roeske, will be Interim CFO.

$KMPR {{ '2016-09-19T19:04:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR named Chris Theros Mullins as its SVP and Chief HR Officer. Mullins will join the company in October and she replaces Lisa King. For the past two years, Mullins was a partner at CEO.works.

$KMPR {{ '2016-08-05T18:34:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMPR said that its Property & Casualty segment's results were severely impacted by catastrophe losses in 2Q16. Alliance United's results were far below expectations in 2Q16. Results were better in Life & Health segment compared to the prior year, helped by lower legal expenses at the home service companies, the company said.

$KMPR {{ '2016-08-05T18:21:40+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMPR said that since its acquisition of Alliance United, it has added 134 claims personnel, an increase of 36%. The company believes that it will be adequately staffed by the end of 3Q16. $KMPR plans to hire beyond these needs to reduce pending claim count as quickly as possible.

$KMPR {{ '2016-08-05T18:13:22+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMPR said that it saw high volume of storm activity during 2Q16 with 14 catastrophic events. Although the catastrophic losses exceeded the company's historical annual average, it does not anticipate changing its pricing or underwriting actions in the impacted areas for Property & Casualty or Life & Health businesses.

$KMPR {{ '2016-08-05T12:16:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMPR's biggest segment, Property & Casualty Insurance, 2Q16 revenue grew 14.8% versus 2Q15, driven by higher earned premiums. Life & Health Insurance segment revenue dipped 1.3% in the quarter due to lower net investment income.

$KMPR {{ '2016-08-05T12:15:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q16, $KMPR paid dividends of $12.3MM. YTD, company has returned $28.3MM of capital to shareholders through $24.5MM of dividends and $3.8MM of share repurchases. Net Premiums Written rose 16.2% to $404.7MM and earned Premiums were almost flat at $151.1MM.

$KMPR {{ '2016-08-05T12:15:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance firm $KMPR reported 2Q16 net income of $4MM or $0.08 per diluted share, down 86.5% versus $29.7MM or $0.57 per diluted share in 2Q15, hurt by lower expenses. Revenue grew 3% to $627.2MM, driven by higher earned premiums in the Property & Casualty Insurance segment. Net investment income fell 3.9% to $73.7MM in the quarter.

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