Assurant Announces Filing of Universal Shelf Registration

News Release

NEW YORK- November 6, 2008 - Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) announced today it filed an automatically effective shelf registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").   

Although Assurant does not have any current commitments or intentions to sell securities, the shelf registration statement provides flexibility for the company to issue equity, debt or other types of securities through one or more methods of distribution. The terms of any future offering would be established at the time of offering subject to market conditions.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

Press Contact:
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Phone: 212-859-7002
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Investor Relations:
Melissa Kivett
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Phone: 212-859-7029
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John Egan
Vice President
Investor Relations
Phone: 212-859-7197
Fax: 212-859-5893