Unitrin, Inc. Names Konar To Head Investor Relations

CHICAGO, Oct 14, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Unitrin, Inc. (NYSE: UTR) announced today that it has named Edward J. Konar, 45, to the position of Vice President, Investor Relations. Ed joined Unitrin in 1990 and was elected a Vice President in January, 2001.

Unitrin’s subsidiaries are engaged in three businesses: property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance and consumer finance. Unitrin has in excess of $7 billion in assets, nearly 7,700 employees and had consolidated revenues in 2001 of more than $2.5 billion. Additional information about Unitrin is available for viewing by visiting its website (www.unitrin.com).

CONTACT: Unitrin, Inc.

Edward J. Konar, 312/661-4930

investor.relations@unitrin.com

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