Assurant's Jeanne Schwartz a Finalist for the 2013 Platts Global Energy's Rising Star Award

Assurant, Inc.'s Jeanne Schwartz is a finalist for Platts Global Energy's Rising Star Award in recognition of her leadership in developing and growing Assurant's solar insurance business.

New York, Oct. 10, 2013 – Assurant, Inc.'s Jeanne Schwartz is a finalist for Platts Global Energy's Rising Star Award in recognition of her leadership in developing and growing Assurant's solar insurance business.


As vice president of new venture commercialization, Schwartz leads Assurant's entry into renewable energy protection products and services. Bringing together capabilities from within separate businesses within the company, Schwartz' team identified unmet needs and gathered customer insights to launch the company's first new insurance product line in more than a decade. Since the launch in May 2012, Assurant's solar group is focused on innovative insurance solutions available for commercial and residential solar projects.

"We congratulate this year's finalist individuals and companies, and we look forward to honoring their accomplishments when we unveil the 2013 Global Energy Award winners in December at our 15th annual awards dinner," said Platts President Larry Neal.

Platts Global Energy Awards is an annual program recognizing exemplary industry leadership. The 2013 finalists, selected from more than 200 nominations, were by program host Platts, the leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider.

"I am extremely honored to be a finalist in Platts Global Energy Awards and be recognized by my peers," said Schwartz. "It speaks to the effort of the hard work and dedication of my Assurant solar group colleagues. Their tireless efforts are helping us provide quality insurance products to our residential and commercial customers."

Established in 1999 and often described as "the Oscars" of the energy industry, the Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and performance excellence in 18 categories spanning the energy complex.

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About Platts
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About Assurant
Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. The four key businesses -- Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health and Assurant Employee Benefits -- partner with clients who are leaders in their industries and build leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments. Assurant provides debt protection administration; credit-related insurance; warranties and service contracts; pre-funded funeral insurance; solar project insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance; manufactured housing homeowners insurance; individual health and small employer group health insurance; group dental insurance; group disability insurance; and group life insurance.

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $29 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. www.assurant.com.

For more information about Assurant's solar group, please visit http://www.assurantsolar.com and follow us on Twitter (@AssurantSolar).

Media Contact:
Vera Carley
Director, Media Relations and Financial Communications
212.859.7002
vera.carley@assurant.com

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