UnitedHealth Group Appoints New Vice President of Social Responsibility

Kate Rubin will also become executive director of United Health Foundation

MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) today announced that Kate Rubin will join the company June 28 as vice president of social responsibility for UnitedHealth Group and will become executive director of United Health Foundation.

”Kate’s unique combination of business acumen, foundation experience and leadership skills will continue to advance our social responsibility efforts and enhance the impact we are making in the communities where we live, work and do business,” said Jeannine Rivet, executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group and acting executive director of United Health Foundation.

”I’m truly excited to join a company with such a strong record of social responsibility,” said Rubin. “UnitedHealth Group’s commitment to making a positive and lasting effect on public health is evident, and I’m thrilled to be a part of its mission to help people live healthier lives.”

With corporate philanthropy totaling more than $55 million in 2009 and initiatives targeting chronic diseases around the globe, UnitedHealth Group and its employees work to maximize efforts and opportunities, including foundations, volunteerism, community involvement and commitment to the environment, to make a positive impact on people’s health and their communities.

Rubin most recently served as president and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). During Rubin’s tenure, MHTA made significant gains in promoting the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of the state’s technology-based economy. The MHTA also grew in revenue and expanded its programs and premier events – the Tekne Awards and Spring Conference.

Rubin has held positions with Leadership Foundations, Datacard Corp. and IBM. She has also held board positions with Hubert H. Humphrey Institute Board of Advisors, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Foundation Board and the University St. Thomas Board of Governors, School of Engineering, among others.

About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to making health care work better. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through six operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare, Ovations, AmeriChoice, OptumHealth, Ingenix, and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves 75 million individuals worldwide. Visit www.unitedhealthgroup.com for more information.

About the United Health Foundation
Guided by a passion to help people live healthier lives, United Health Foundation provides helpful information to support decisions that lead to better health outcomes and healthier communities. The Foundation also supports activities that expand access to quality health care services for those in challenging circumstances and partners with others to improve the well being of communities. Since established by UnitedHealth Group [NYSE: UNH] in 1999 as a not for profit, private foundation, the Foundation has committed more than $176 million to improve health and health care. For more information, visit www.unitedhealthfoundation.org.


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