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CARMEL, Ind., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CNO Financial Group and Pacers Sports & Entertainment jointly announced today that the naming rights for Bankers Life Fieldhouse will not be extended beyond the end of the contract, set to expire on June 30, 2019. Bankers Life is a subsidiary of CNO Financial and provides insurance solutions that help protect the health and retirement needs of working Americans and retirees.
"CNO Financial and Bankers Life have been the naming rights sponsor of the Fieldhouse for nearly two decades, and we achieved and exceeded many of our sponsorship goals throughout the length of this partnership," said Gary Bhojwani, chief executive officer of CNO Financial. "CNO is proud to be headquartered in central Indiana and to support the communities where our associates live and work. We are actively working with Pacers Sports & Entertainment to identify the next phase of our collaboration together."
CNO Financial has held the naming rights for Bankers Life Fieldhouse -- home to the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever and more than 600 events annually -- since signing a 20-year sponsorship agreement in 1999. Pacers Sports & Entertainment will pursue a future naming rights sponsor and continue conversations with CNO Financial regarding a new partnership. CNO Financial employs more than 1,200 associates at its headquarters in Carmel, Ind., and is the title sponsor of the annual CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.
"CNO has been an outstanding team partner since day one of our relationship, with a tremendous impact on both Pacers Sports & Entertainment and the community," said Rick Fuson, president and chief operating officer. "We thank CNO Financial and Bankers Life for years of dedicated partnership and we look forward to the next phase of our relationship."
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 www.CNOinc.com.
About Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Pacers Sports & Entertainment is the corporate identity exemplified by Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Pacers Gaming and Pacers Foundation, Inc. Its team of inspired employees promises to deliver quality entertainment and unparalleled service.
SOURCE CNO Financial Group