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EX-99.1 - NEWS RELEASE, DATED JULY 7, 2011 - ASSURANT INCrrd317185_35334.htm

Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  07/06/2011
Assurant, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number:  001-31978
(State or other jurisdiction of
(IRS Employer
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)
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Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(d) On July 6, 2011, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Assurant, Inc. (the "Company") elected Elyse Douglas to the Board and appointed her to the Finance and Investment Committee of the Board, effective immediately. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Douglas and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Douglas was elected a director.

As compensation for her service as a director, Ms. Douglas will receive annual retainers in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Assurant, Inc. Amended and Restated Directors Compensation Plan, filed as Exhibit 10.25 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 23, 2011 (the "Directors Compensation Plan"). Consistent with the terms of the Directors Compensation Plan, Ms. Douglas will also receive an annual grant, pursuant to the Amended and Restated Assurant, Inc. Long Term Equity Incentive Plan, of restricted stock units with a grant date fair market value of $80,000. The terms and conditions of this grant will be governed by an agreement substantially in the form of the Assurant, Inc. Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement for Time-Based Awards for Directors attached as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on June 14, 2011.

In connection with Ms. Douglas' election, the Company issued a news release on July 7, 2011. The text of the news release, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1 News Release, dated July 7, 2011.


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: July 07, 2011
/s/    Bart R. Schwartz

Bart R. Schwartz
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary


Exhibit No.


News Release, dated July 7, 2011