Jackson Garners Multiple Industry and Community Awards in 2012

  Jackson Garners Multiple Industry and Community Awards in 2012

Community service and business awards highlight Jackson’s commitment to social
          responsibility, advisor education campaigns and technology

Business Wire

LANSING, Mich. -- December 11, 2012

Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® (Jackson^®), a leading provider of
retirement solutions with assets of $129.9 billion, earned numerous awards
from business and community service organizations throughout 2012,
highlighting Jackson’s commitment to community involvement and leadership in
the financial services industry. This year’s recognitions include six awards
for corporate social responsibility, one premier technology award, nine awards
in business and sales categories, and more than two dozen awards in marketing

“These awards are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our
associates who earned this recognition and make Jackson a great place to work
every day,” said James Sopha, Jackson chief operating officer. “We are honored
to be recognized as a leader in our industry and as an involved member of the
communities where we live and work.”

Jackson’s corporate social responsibility awards in 2012 include:

  *CATA Clean Commute Business Challenge First Place Winner
  *Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer of the Month
  *Gold “Involved” Award for our volunteer program from the Nashville Mayor’s
  *Silver “Green” Award for our green building from the Nashville Mayor’s
  *Silver “Healthy” Award for healthy workplace practices from the Nashville
    Mayor’s office
  *Lipscomb University Business with Purpose Award Winner

“Giving back is a major focus of the company, and Jackson has developed a
robust and strategic charitable program that incorporates monetary and in-kind
donations, as well as volunteer time,” said Sopha. “Corporate donations and
sponsorships are directed to community enrichment programs and charitable
organizations, with a particular focus on enhancing the lives of children and
the elderly.”

In technology, Jackson Senior Vice President of Systems and Programming Mark
Clark was selected for Insurance & Technology’s Elite Eight for Insurance
CIO’s. “At Jackson, the business needs drive the IT agenda of the company,”
said Sopha. “Our organization moves at a swift pace – specifically, in the
design and implementation of new technology and products – which helps to
position Jackson competitively within the market.”

Jackson received nine other business awards in 2012, including:

  *Detroit Free Press Top 100 Workplaces in Michigan
  *Nashville Business Journal Best Places to Work Winner
  *SQM Awards World Class Call Center Certification
  *SQM Awards Highest Customer Satisfaction in the Financial Sector
  *Ranked first among variable annuity (VA) providers for advisor loyalty in
    the 2012 Cogent Research Advisor Brandscape report
  *Achieved the top ranking in the Cogent Research Advisor Brandscape report
    for satisfaction with external wholesaler support among VA providers, and
    ranked second for satisfaction with internal wholesaler support among VA
  *Cogent Research Advisor Touchpoints™ 2012 report ranked Jackson number one
    in connecting with advisors and prospects, and for internal and external
    wholesaler activity
  *The 10th annual NOVA Platinum Award for Visionary Leadership awarded to
    Michael Bell, president and chief executive officer of Jackson affiliate,
    Curian Capital, LLC (Curian)
  *Curian also took home the NOVA Platinum Award in the Creativity in
    Marketing category

In addition, Jackson’s marketing department earned more than two dozen awards
from various industry and communications organizations throughout 2012 for
their creative and design excellence.

About Jackson National Life Insurance Company

With $129.9 billion in assets (IFRS)*, Jackson National Life Insurance Company
(Jackson) is a leading provider of retirement solutions. The company sells
variable, fixed and fixed index annuities, and institutional products. Through
its affiliates and subsidiaries, Jackson also provides asset management and
retail brokerage services. Jackson markets its products in 49 states and the
District of Columbia through independent and regional broker-dealers,
wirehouses, financial institutions and independent insurance agents. Jackson’s
subsidiary, Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York^®, similarly
markets products in the state of New York. For more information, visit

*Jackson has $129.9 billion in total IFRS assets and $119.0 billion in IFRS
policy liabilities primarily set aside to pay future policyowner benefits (as
of 6/30/12).

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a principles-based set
of international accounting standards indicating how transactions and other
events should be reported in financial statements. IFRS is issued by the
International Accounting Standards Board in an effort to increase global
comparability of financial statements and results. IFRS is used by Jackson’s
parent company.

Before investing, investors should carefully consider the investment
objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the variable insurance product,
including its underlying investment options. The current prospectus (or for
the variable insurance products the contract prospectus and underlying fund
prospectuses, which are contained in the same document) provides this and
other important information. Please contact your representative or the Company
to obtain the prospectus(es). Please read the prospectus(es) carefully before
investing or sending money.

Annuities are issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office:
Lansing, Michigan) and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York
(Home Office: Purchase, New York). Variable annuities are distributed by
Jackson National Life Distributors LLC, may not be available in all states and
state variations may apply. These contracts have limitations and restrictions,
including possible withdrawal charges, recapture charges and excess interest
adjustments. Contact your representative or the Company for more information.

Jackson is the marketing name for Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® ,
Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York^® and Jackson National
Life Distributors LLC.

Jackson National Life Insurance Company is an indirect subsidiary of
Prudential plc, a company incorporated and with its principal place of
business in the United Kingdom. Prudential plc and its affiliated companies
constitute one of the world's leading financial service groups. It provides
insurance and financial services directly and through its subsidiaries and
affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for over 160 years
and had more than $560 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2012.
Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial,
Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of


Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Corporate Communications
Lori Stafford-Thomas, Director, External Comm.
(303) 224-7542
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