Unitrin buys Kemper name

By Tribune staff report
Posted June 30, 2010 at 2:10 p.m.

Unitrin Inc. has bought the Kemper name from Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co.  Terms were not disclosed.

Since 2002, Chicago-based Unitrin, an insurance holding company, has owned the personal lines property and casualty insurance business of Lumbermens. It operated the personal lines with the Kemper name under a licensing agreement. 

“We…plan to increase the profile of the name in our insurance operations over time,” Unitrin Chief Executive Donald Southwell said in a press release.

Lumbermens will now be the Lumbermens Mutual Group.

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