Allianz Life Earns Repeat Ranking on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For

  Allianz Life Earns Repeat Ranking on FORTUNE’s List of 100 Best Companies to
  Work For

     Minneapolis-based Insurer Achieves Accolade for Second Straight Year

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- January 17, 2013

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) today announced
that it has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”
list for the second straight year, ranking 59^th on the list. In the 2013
edition, FORTUNE highlighted Allianz Life’s commitment to employee development
as one of the hallmark’s of a good employer. Based in Minneapolis, Allianz
Life is a leading provider of retirement income and protection solutions,
including fixed and variable annuities and life insurance for individuals, and
employs more than 1,700 people at its corporate campus.

“As one of only two Minnesota companies selected, we’re honored to repeat on
the prestigious FORTUNE 100 list,” said Allianz Life President and CEO Walter
White. “This achievement is the result of the passion and dedication of our
employees, who strive for excellence as we help Americans reach their
financial and retirement goals. Our culture of innovation and collective drive
to be the best make Allianz Life a great place to work and positive part of
the community.”

In addition to the recognition from FORTUNE, Allianz Life received the
Minneapolis Star Tribune Top Workplace award (June 2012) and the
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Best Places to Work award (August 2012).
Allianz Life continues to offer a number of employee development and
leadership opportunities such as My Career, an online library of employee
development resources and OPEX, an Allianz Group-wide quality and change
management approach from parent company, Allianz SE. Allianz Life launched
additional employee-focused workplace enhancements in 2012, including the
Women’s Leadership Exchange, a new and powerful multi-level mentoring and
coaching model for the development of women leaders.

“Employee development and recognition is one of our five business priorities,”
said Chief Human Resources Officer Suzanne Zeller. “We will continue to help
employees focus on their personal and professional growth and reward them for
their contributions.”

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great
Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in
corporate America; 259 firms participated in this year's survey. More than
277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the
institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries
around the world. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of
the institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of
employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their
attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie.
The other third is based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which
includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of
open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal
communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. Any
company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees
is eligible.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
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.


Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
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