Assurant Honored as a Corporate Game Changer by Women’s Forum of New York

Assurant is recognized for its strides towards gender parity in the

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Assurant, a provider of specialty protection products and services, will
be honored by the Women’s Forum of New York at the third biennial Breakfast
of Corporate Champions
. The Company, which has a representation of
20 percent women on its board, is applauded for efforts to advance
gender parity in the boardroom.

“We’re proud to be recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York for being
an inclusive organization. Assurant’s diverse workforce, senior
leadership team and board of directors represent a rich tapestry of
experience, perspective and talent,” said Assurant President and CEO Alan
B. Colberg
. “The extraordinary women in leadership roles at Assurant
exemplify our core values and contribute to our ongoing success.”

Assurant’s board includes female leaders with extensive financial
experience. Elaine
D. Rosen
was elected to the board in February 2009 and serves as
non-executive chair. She also is a member of the board’s compensation
committee. Elyse
was elected to Assurant’s board in July 2011. She is a
member of the board’s audit committee and chair of its finance and
investment committee. Assurant’s commitment
to inclusion
extends to the Company’s Management Committee, which
also includes diverse membership.

“We commend Assurant and its work towards achieving a greater gender
balance in the boardroom,” said Janice Ellig, Co-CEO of Chadick Ellig
and Chair of the event. “Assurant knows that more women on boards is
smart business and their success is an inspiration to others.”

The event will bring together an audience of more than 500 honorees,
including CEOs and board directors, along with business leaders,
government officials, thought leaders and influential media in special
recognition of forward-thinking companies.

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About the Women’s Forum of New York

The Women’s Forum of New York is the city’s premier organization of
women leaders. The invitation-only membership of more than 500 women,
representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional
sectors from finance to fine arts, is dedicated to the advancement of
women’s leadership through programs which enrich members lives
personally and professionally, through The Education Fund which enables
talented women whose potential has been disrupted by extreme adversity
to resume their education, and through the Corporate Board Initiative,
which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through
corporate board participation. Founded in 1974, the Women’s Forum of New
York is the flagship of the International Women’s Forum, a global
organization of nearly 6,000 outstanding women leaders in over 74 Forums
around the world.

About Assurant

A global provider of specialty protection products and related services,
Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) safeguards clients and consumers against risk. A
Fortune 500 company, Assurant partners with clients who are leaders in
their industries to provide consumers peace of mind and financial
security. Our diverse range of products and services includes: mobile
device protection products and services; extended service products and
related services for consumer electronics, appliances and vehicles;
pre-funded funeral insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance;
property preservation and valuation services; flood insurance; renters
insurance and related products; debt protection administration; credit
insurance; manufactured housing homeowners insurance; group dental
insurance; group disability insurance; and group life insurance.

With approximately $30 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual
revenue, Assurant provides its specialty protection offerings primarily
through Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, and Assurant
Employee Benefits. Through the Assurant Foundation, established more
than 30 years ago, the company and its employees are dedicated to
supporting and partnering with organizations that improve communities.
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Assurant, Inc.
Vera Carley, 212.859.7002
Vice President, External Communication