Unitrin to List on New York Stock Exchange

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 11, 2001–Unitrin, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNIT) announced today that it has filed an application to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company’s shares will continue to trade on the Nasdaq National Market until the new listing becomes effective, which is anticipated to be May 24, 2001.

Shares of Unitrin closed yesterday at $37.44, on a Nasdaq volume of 63,100 shares. Unitrin’s daily volume for the year to date has averaged approximately 78,000 shares.

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: www.unitrin.com