Allianz Life Named to 2017 Training Top 125

Fourth consecutive year of receiving honor highlighting excellence in training and development programs

MINNEAPOLIS – February 13, 2017 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced today that it has been named to Training Magazine’s 2017 Training Top 125 list for its excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. This is the fourth consecutive year that Allianz Life has made the list. Allianz Life moved up 21 spots from 2016, ranking 36th on the 2017 list.

Now in its 18th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on a variety of benchmarking statistics including: hours of training, training budget, and number of trainers; best practices and outstanding initiatives; and evaluation and metrics, which are often based on employee satisfaction surveys and business results.

The ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in and corporate commitment to employee development, demonstrable results of learning programs, the scope of development, and how closely these efforts are linked to successfully achieving a corporate strategic goal.

“We are honored to receive this award as it represents Allianz Life’s continued focus on employee development, which is central to what makes our company a great place to work,” said Suzanne Dowd Zeller, chief human resources officer for Allianz Life.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2019, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2018, Allianz Life provided $2.8 billion in benefit payments that helped policyholders’ achieve their financial goals. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.