August 22, 2013

Company honored for proactive support of service members, veterans and military families

MINNEAPOLIS – August 22, 2013 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) announced today that it has been declared a Yellow Ribbon Company by the state of Minnesota. Allianz Life is one of 28 Minnesota organizations proclaimed a Yellow Ribbon Company because of its long-term commitment to supporting service members, veterans and military families through company-wide engagement programs, employee outreach and recruitment strategies.

The Yellow Ribbon Company recognition program creates public awareness and connects organizations demonstrating their commitment to military employees and local communities. These companies show military support through their recruiting efforts, military hiring and vocational transition services for veterans returning to the workplace. Beyond corporate sponsored programs, Yellow Ribbon Companies are also recognized for their efforts in honoring and embracing the families and employees affected by military deployments thus supporting stronger overall results for the customer.

"We greatly respect those who defend our freedoms and are committed to supporting military-friendly business practices," said Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, Neil McKay. "Our company values the true heart of our employees and those who sacrifice so much; we are proud to accept this honor."

The proclamation, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton, was presented to Allianz Life by the Army National Guard Brig. Gen. William Lieder, during a ceremony held today at Allianz Life's Golden Valley campus. Allianz Life has a long history of supporting military service and has received recognition for its support since 2002. The company facilitates various programs including donation drives for deployed service members, ongoing financial and community support for family members of deployed employees, and internal policy alignment ensuring ongoing support.

About Yellow Ribbon Companies
According to the program requirements, Yellow Ribbon Companies align their Human Resources and Training and Development areas with community and employee outreach programs. In addition, these organizations have executive level sponsors leading public support efforts for service members, veterans and their families. Each Yellow Ribbon Company also has a Yellow Ribbon Steering Committee that is responsible for the strategic vision of their military support programs.

About Allianz Life
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.

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