NEW YORK, August 17, 2006—Assurant, Inc. ("Assurant") (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, announced today that it has named John Egan, 44, vice president, investor relations effective September 8, 2006.

Currently, Mr. Egan serves as vice president, administration, Assurant Asset Management where he is responsible for tracking and evaluating insurance portfolio performance through critical financial analysis of sector, quality, duration and security levels. He also serves as the company's liaison with custodian banks, brokers and external audit managers.

In his new role, Mr. Egan will work closely with Melissa Kivett, Assurant's senior vice president of investor relations, in managing Assurant's communications with shareholders and the financial community.

"We are very pleased to welcome John to our investor relations team," said Ms. Kivett. "His financial knowledge and analytical experience combined with his 11 years with the company make him uniquely qualified to effectively communicate with shareholders about Assurant's operational and financial performance, our diversified specialty insurance strategy and focus on long-term profitable growth."

A resident of Rockville Centre, New York, Mr. Egan joined Assurant in 1995 as manager of administration. Prior to joining Assurant he held management positions in accounting at Irving Trust/Bank of New York and Deloitte and Touche. He holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Manhattan College and a masters degree in finance from St. John's University.

Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected international markets. Its four key businesses—Assurant Employee Benefits, Assurant Health, Assurant Solutions and Assurant Specialty Property—have partnered with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments worldwide.

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has more than $20 billion in assets and $7 billion in annual revenue. The Assurant Web site is

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