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Form 8-K for SYMETRA FINANCIAL CORP


14-May-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Financial Statements


Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 9, 2014, the Company held its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"). Matters voted upon by the stockholders at the Annual Meeting were the: (1) election of two Class I directors; (2)(a) approval of the Symetra Financial Corporation Annual Incentive Bonus Plan; (2)(b) approval of the Symetra Financial Corporation Equity Plan, including an amendment to extend the term of that plan until June 30, 2019; (3) approval of an advisory (non-binding) resolution on the Company's executive compensation; and (4) ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

Proposal 1

The nominees for Class I directors listed below were each elected to serve as a
Class I director with a three-year term expiring in 2017.

The results were as follows for nominee: Peter S. Burgess

Votes For        107,144,795
Votes Against        754,165
Abstained             22,270
Broker Non Votes   4,043,947

The results were as follows for nominee: Robert R. Lusardi

Votes For        107,177,166
Votes Against        679,817
Abstained             64,247
Broker Non Votes   4,043,947

Proposal 2(a)

The Company's stockholders approved the Symetra Financial Corporation Annual
Incentive Bonus Plan. The results were as follows:

Votes For        106,623,600
Votes Against      1,105,503
Abstained            192,127
Broker Non Votes   4,043,947

Proposal 2(b)

The Company's stockholders approved the Symetra Financial Corporation Equity
Plan, including an amendment to extend the term of that plan until June 30,
2019. The results were as follows:

Votes For        106,859,444
Votes Against      1,023,005
Abstained             38,781
Broker Non Votes   4,043,947

Proposal 3

The Company's stockholders approved the advisory (non-binding) resolution on the executive compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers as described in the Company's 2014 Proxy Statement. The results were as follows:


Votes For        105,977,296
Votes Against      1,888,900
Abstained             55,034
Broker Non Votes   4,043,947

Proposal 4

The Company's stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the
Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year
ending December 31, 2014. The results were as follows:

Votes For        111,670,784
Votes Against        265,785
Abstained             28,608
Broker Non Votes           0



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits

 10 .01  Form of Performance Unit Award Agreement Pursuant to Symetra Financial
         Corporation Equity Plan 2014-2016 Grant **
 10 .02  Form of Restricted Stock Agreement Pursuant to Symetra Financial
         Corporation Equity Plan **
 10 .03  Amended and Restated Annual Incentive Bonus Plan dated March 5, 2014 and
         effective May 9, 2014*
 10 .04  Amended and Restated Equity Plan dated March 5, 2014and effective May 9,
         2014 *

* Incorporated by reference to the registrant's Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed on March 26, 2014. ** Filed Herewith


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