June 01, 2006
News Release

Kemper files its 2005 audited statutory financials and announces board changes


LONG GROVE, ILL. – June 01, 2006 – The Kemper Insurance Companies timely filed with Illinois and other state insurance regulatory agencies its audited statutory financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2005 and 2004. The audited year-end 2005 combined statutory surplus of $178.6 million was unchanged from the surplus reported in the unaudited year-end 2005 financial statements previously filed by the company.

Kemper also announced certain changes to its board of directors. J. Reed Coleman retired from the board effective with the May 16, 2006 annual meeting pursuant to the board’s long-standing retirement policy. The board terms of James R. Edgar and Zack Stamp also expired at the annual meeting following the decisions of both directors to decline nomination for reelection. Finally, Roberta Karmel resigned from the board and Kemper President and CEO Douglas S. Andrews was elected to the board, also effective at the annual meeting.

Andrews commented on the audit filing and board changes, noting “I applaud the efforts of our staff in assisting our external auditor in completing the 2005 audit on time. I also want to express our deep appreciation to our four departing board members, all of whom added their particular expertise to the company during the initial three years of the company’s run-off. The company and its policyholders are better off as a result of their efforts.”

For more information about Kemper, visit its website at www.kemperinsurance.com


    Eric Epperson
    Kemper Insurance Companies