Despite recent overtures by several potential buyers, company officials said yesterday that Kemper Securities Inc., the retail brokerage unit of Kemper Corp., is not for sale.

The officials, including Stephen B. Timbers, president and chief operating officer of Kemper Corp., and James Borris, chairman and chief executive officer of Kemper Securities, made the announcement yesterday morning over the squawk box that connects Kemper's offices around the country, according to employees in the securities unit.

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