Assurant to Cooperate with SEC Request for Information

News Release

NEW YORK,  May 3, 2005—Assurant, Inc. ("Assurant") (NYSE: AIZ), today announced that it received a subpoena from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 2, 2005 seeking documents relating to "certain loss mitigation insurance products." Assurant intends to fully cooperate with the SEC's request.

Assurant, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ, has over $20 billion in assets and $7 billion in annual revenue.

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Larry Cains
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