Unitrin, Inc. Announces Compliance With SEC Order for CEO/CFO Certifications

CHICAGO, Aug 1, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Unitrin, Inc. (NYSE:UTR) announced today that its principal executive officer and principal financial officer each had filed statements fully complying with the SEC order requiring CEO/CFO certifications of the financial statements of the 947 largest public companies. The SEC order requires the largest calendar year-end public companies to file such statements no later than August 14, 2002.

Richard C. Vie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric J. Draut, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, each filed statements in writing attesting under oath to the information contained in Unitrin’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and all subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, 8-K Filings, as well as all definitive proxy materials.

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

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