OLI recorded this information on 11/18/2013
Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, announces that the Company's Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $600 million of its common stock. This is in addition to approximately $152 million remaining as of Oct. 31, 2013 from the existing share repurchase authorization. Through Oct. 31, the Company's 2013 repurchases totaled seven million shares for approximately $351 million.
Assurant is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a provider of lifestyle and housing solutions. Co. operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific through three segments: Global Lifestyle, which provides mobile device solutions and extended service products and related services for consumer electronics and appliances; Global Housing, which provides lender-placed homeowners insurance, lender-placed manufactured housing insurance and lender-placed flood insurance; renters insurance and related products and voluntary manufactured housing insurance; and Global Preneed, which provides pre-funded funeral insurance, final need insurance and related services.
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