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Matt Brown of CNO Financial Group Wins Top Honors from The Jefferson Awards Foundation for Outstanding Public Service

CHICAGO, June 29, 2017 –CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) today announced that Matt Brown, Senior Director of Product Approval and Compliance at CNO’s Chicago office, is the recipient of a 2017 National Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Employee, one of only two honorees nationwide. 

The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, honored Brown for his dedication and selfless work with the Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

A tenacious supporter, Brown has held multiple seats with the Alzheimer’s Greater Illinois Chapter for the last six years including board member, Executive Committee member, Chair of the Finance Committee, Community Grant Task Force member and Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team Captain. Brown also serves as an advocate, joining with others across the nation to persuade Congress to make Alzheimer’s disease a national priority. Outside the chapter, Brown annually holds an “Ales for Alzheimer’s” fundraiser which combines his passions for cooking and brewing beer with his vision for a world without Alzheimer’s.

He is also an avid volunteer in the company’s signature fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Bankers Life Forget Me Not Days, which has raised more than $4.5 million for care, education, and research programs.

“Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is a core component of our company’s culture,” said Ed Bonach, CEO of CNO. “It is with great pride and admiration that we congratulate Matt for being honored with a Jefferson Award for his public service and his invaluable contribution in the fight against Alzheimer’s.”

Brown was among more than 11 local grassroots heroes honored with national awards for making a significant impact in their communities.

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

For further information: Jennifer Born CNO Financial Group 312-882-7740