Unitrin Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 5, 1999–Unitrin, Inc. (Nasdaq Stock Market Symbol: UNIT) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per share payable to its shareholders of record as of May 18, 1999. The dividend will be paid to shareholders on June 1, 1999.

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

URL: http://www.unitrin.com

KEYWORD: ILLINOIS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING INSURANCE DIVIDEND