CNO Financial Group Recognized by Forbes as One of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies

CARMEL, Ind., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:
CNO) , the holding company for several national life and health insurers that
serve middle-income working Americans and retirees, earned a place on the
prestigious Forbes 2014 list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies in

CNO Financial Group earned a top 50 score for trustworthy conduct over the four
quarters of the previous fiscal year.

“We are proud of this ranking that recognizes our responsible governance,
transparent reporting and disciplined risk management,” said Ed Bonach, CEO of
CNO Financial Group. “In recent years, we have focused on reducing our risk
profile, while profitably growing the company. We value and work diligently to
earn the trust of our stakeholders.”

In 2013, CNO Financial Group’s stock price rose by nearly 90%, well above that
of its peers and the industry. Since the beginning of 2012, the company has
received seven ratings upgrades from key ratings agencies: Moody’s Investors
Service, Standard & Poor’s, Fitch Ratings and A.M. Best.

To determine the list of the 50 most trustworthy financial institutions, Forbes
engaged GMI Ratings to review publicly traded banks and insurance companies in
North America. GMI considered factors such as high-risk events, revenue and
expense recognition methods, SEC actions and bankruptcy risk to determine
“Aggressive Accounting and Governance Risk” (AGR) scores that reflect a
company’s credibility.

About CNO Financial Group
CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) is a holding company. Our insurance
subsidiaries – principally Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Colonial Penn Life
Insurance Company and Washington National Insurance Company – primarily serve
middle-income pre-retiree and retired Americans by helping them protect against
financial adversity and provide for a more secure retirement. For more
information, visit CNO online at

SOURCE CNO Financial Group, Inc.

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