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June 1, 2005

Warrington Joins Senior Management Team at Assurant Employee Benefits

Track record of sales success, coaching ability cited

KANSAS CITY , Mo. – Marc Warrington has been named senior vice president of sales for Assurant Employee Benefits.

Warrington , 38, was promoted from the position of vice president of sales, where he directed the company's East Coast sales offices. Serving in that position since 2003, he also trained sales representatives, brokers, and employers across the country on the company's products and services. In his new position, Warrington will be responsible for the company's entire sales force and overall sales efforts.

“I am very interested in continuing our evolution out of the traditional group insurance mold,” Warrington said. “Brokers have begun to view Assurant Employee Benefits as a true partner that contributes to their bottom line and overall business, not just a supplier of insurance. I want to continue that momentum, and push it to move even faster.”

Warrington 's tenure with the insurance industry dates back to 1989. He joined Assurant in 1996 as district sales director in the company's Orange County , Calif. , sales office, where he increased the territory's annual production from $375,000 to $4 million in less than 24 months. He was named regional sales director of the Houston sales office in 1999, and regional sales manager later that year. In 2001, he was named regional vice president, and in 2003 moved to Kansas City to accept the position of vice president of sales. In 2004 Warrington accepted responsibility for Assurant's MVP program, which provides support and stronger relationships with brokers who incorporate Assurant Employee Benefits' principles for customer relationship development and customer service.

“Marc's track record of sales success is impressive, and is based on his thorough knowledge and understanding not just of our company and our products, but also of employee benefits issues and how they impact a company's goals and objectives,” said Michael J. Peninger, president and CEO of Assurant Employee Benefits. “Marc also has a unique talent for passing that knowledge and understanding to others, so he will continue to focus on coaching and developing our sales force.”

Warrington and his wife, Laura, live in Overland Park , Kan. , with their children Abbey, 8, and Charlie, 6. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in economics.



Assurant Employee Benefits specializes in quality employee benefits and services, including long-term and short-term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, dental coverage, and disability reinsurance management services. Assurant Employee Benefits also offers voluntary (employee-paid) disability, life and dental plans. Underwriting flexibility allows Assurant Employee Benefits to market tailor-made benefit plans for groups of most any size. Assurant Employee Benefits is located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Assurant Employee Benefits is part of Assurant, which offers specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected other markets. Its four key businesses – Assurant Employee Benefits; Assurant Health; Assurant Preneed; and Assurant Solutions – have partnered with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty market segments and in the U.S. and selected international markets.

Assurant is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. The Assurant Web site is

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Morgan Johnson
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