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Horace Mann Appoints Heather J. Wietzel as Vice President, Investor Relations

SPRINGFIELD, IL / ACCESSWIRE / May 7, 2018 / Horace Mann Educators Corporation (HMN) today announced the appointment of industry veteran Heather J. Wietzel, IRC, as Vice President, Investor Relations.

Wietzel has more than 30 years of investor relations experience and comes to Horace Mann from Corning Incorporated (NYSE - GLW). Earlier in her career, she was Vice President of Investor Relations for property and casualty insurer Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ - CINF). After leaving Cincinnati Financial, she ran her own consulting business, providing investor relations support to multiple publicly traded insurance companies. She earned the IRC charter from the National Investor Relations Institute in 2016 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Ryan Greenier, recently named Vice President of Finance, is taking on an expanded role in the company, overseeing the Investment Management, Treasury and Corporate Social Responsibility functions, as well as Investor Relations.

"We're excited to welcome Heather to the team," said President and CEO Marita Zuraitis. "Her extensive experience in all aspects of investor relations and deep knowledge of the insurance space are a great fit for Horace Mann as we communicate our strategy for driving profitable growth and long-term shareholder value."

In her new role, Wietzel will oversee relationships with investors, analysts and rating agencies.

About Horace Mann

Horace Mann (Horace Mann Educators Corp. (HMN)) is the largest financial services company focused on providing America's educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. For more information about the company, visit horacemann.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements included in this news release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Horace Mann is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please refer to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended December 31, 2017 and the Company's past and future filings and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information concerning the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

Contact information:

Heather Wietzel, Vice President, Investor Relations

SOURCE: Horace Mann Educators Corporation