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

The 2019 Gender-Equality Index highlights 230 firms that are trailblazers in their commitment to transparency in workplace gender reporting

Springfield, Ill., 16 January 2019 – Horace Mann today announced that 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 USD9 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 USD1 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 }. 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
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 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.


Media Contacts:

Michelle Eccles
Horace Mann
Public Relations Manager
217-788-5394
michelle.eccles@horacemann.com


Heather J. Wietzel
Horace Mann
Vice President, Investor Relations
217-788-5144
investorrelations@horacemann.com


Veronika Henze
Bloomberg LP
1-646-324-1596
vhenze@bloomberg.net


Jacqueline Gogel
Vested
1-917-765-8720
jacqueline@fullyvested.com


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.


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