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EX-99.1 - NEWS RELEASE, DATED JANUARY 18, 2011 - ASSURANT INCrrd297498_33934.htm

 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  01/14/2011
 
Assurant, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Commission File Number:  001-31978
 
DE
  
39-1126612
(State or other jurisdiction of
  
(IRS Employer
incorporation)
  
Identification No.)
 
One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 41st Floor
New York, New York 10005
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(212) 859-7000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 8.01.    Other Events
 
On January 18, 2011, Assurant, Inc. (the "Company") issued a news release announcing that the Company's Board of Directors authorized the Company's repurchase of up to $600 million aggregate cost at purchase of its common stock, in excess of the approximately $206 million aggregate cost at purchase remaining outstanding as of January 14, 2011 under the Company's existing share repurchase authorization. A copy of the news release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 
 
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
Ex. 99.1   News Release, dated January 18, 2011
 

 

SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
           
Assurant, Inc.
 
 
Date: January 18, 2011
     
By:
 
/s/    Stephen W. Gauster

               
Stephen W. Gauster
               
Senior Vice President, Chief Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary
 
 


 

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EX-99.1
  
News Release, dated January 18, 2011