NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2009 — Assurant, Inc. ("Assurant") (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, announces today that Gene Mergelmeyer, president and chief executive officer, Assurant Specialty Property, is scheduled to present at the 2009 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Smid Cap Conference in Boston on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at 8:50 a.m. EDT.

Mr. Mergelmeyer's presentation will be available on Assurant's Web site at After connecting to the home page, click on Investor Relations, then Events, to access the 2009 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Smid Cap Conference webcast. Slides of Mr. Mergelmeyer's presentation will be posted on the company's Web site for viewing shortly before the presentation begins. An archive of the webcast will be available.

Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected international markets. Its four key businesses -- Assurant Solutions; Assurant Specialty Property; Assurant Health; and Assurant Employee Benefits -- 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 and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has more than $24 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 15,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district.