Unitrin Adds Ann Ziegler to Board

CHICAGO, Nov 7, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Unitrin, Inc. (NYSE:UTR) announced today that it has appointed Ann E. Ziegler as a director, thereby expanding Unitrin’s board from seven to eight directors.

Ms. Ziegler currently is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, of Sara Lee Corporation where she has facilitated the company’s strategy to focus on three consumer packaged goods segments, through selective acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Ziegler has been in corporate development and acquisition activities with Sara Lee for seven years, having been appointed to her current position in November 2000.

Ms. Ziegler began her career at Sara Lee in 1993 as Assistant Counsel. In 1994, she was promoted to Executive Director – Corporate Development, and in 1997 she was appointed a Vice President of the corporation. Prior to joining Sara Lee, Ms. Ziegler was with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Ms. Ziegler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School.

Unitrin’s subsidiaries are engaged in three businesses: property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance and consumer finance.

CONTACT: Unitrin, Inc.

Scott Renwick, 312/661-4930

E-Mail: investor.relations@unitrin.com

URL: www.unitrin.com

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