Unitrin Announces Dividend Increase

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 7, 2001–Unitrin, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNIT) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share payable on March 2, 2001 to its shareholders of record as of February 19, 2001. This represents an increase of $0.025 cents over the prior quarterly dividend of $0.375 per share.

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

Website: www.unitrin.com

E-Mail: [email protected]

CONTACT: Unitrin, Inc.

Scott Renwick, 312/661-4930