Prudential Retirement strengthens sales force

  Prudential Retirement strengthens sales force

Business Wire

NEWARK, N.J. -- January 29, 2013

Prudential Retirement, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:
PRU) recently welcomed back two sales team members, John Byrne and Bryan
Hissong, in an effort to develop new business and help expand the business’
presence in the government market.

“We are excited to welcome both John and Bryan back to Prudential,” said Sean
McLaughlin, senior vice president, Client Relations and Business Development.
“Their combined experience and expertise will help us as we continue to
strengthen our sales force to help place more Americans on a secure path to
and through retirement.”

John Byrne has been appointed as vice president of Institutional Retirement
Plans. With more than 17 years of expertise working exclusively with
institutional retirement plans, John is now responsible for the development
and sales of large tax-exempt, Taft Hartley and corporate defined contribution
(DC) and defined benefit (DB) markets.

John returns to Prudential Retirement from Lincoln Financial Group, where he
was vice president of Institutional Retirement Plans. He has developed and
implemented effective retirement plan solutions for hundreds of organizations
to address the investment, fiduciary, communications, administration and
regulatory issues that impact defined contribution and defined benefit plans.

John earned his Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University. He holds a
series 6, 26 and 63 ; holds both Life and Variable State insurance licenses
and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF^®) designation, Chartered Financial
Consultant (ChFC^®) designation, and Charted Life Underwriter (CLU^®)

Bryan Hissong, who also returns to Prudential from Lincoln Financial Group,
has been named vice president, regional sales director. He will be 
responsible for the new business development and client relations for the
South Region.

Located in Overland Park, Kansas, Bryan will ensure the retirement plan
products and services offered by Prudential Retirement are customized and
flexible to meet the needs of the client and plan participants. Bryan
previously joined Prudential Retirement in 2002. He has been in the retirement
industry since 1989.

Prior to working at Prudential, Bryan worked for American United Life, AIM
Funds and MFS Funds. His entire career has been spent in sales, including
experience in plan design, employee education and service. Bryan has a B.S.
degree in Public Relations from Kansas State University and holds Series 6, 63
and Life and Health licenses.

Prudential Retirement delivers retirement plan solutions for public, private,
and non-profit organizations. Services include state-of-the-art record
keeping, administrative services, investment management, comprehensive
employee investment education and communications, and trustee services. With
over 85 years of retirement experience, Prudential Retirement helps meet the
needs of over 3.5 million participants and annuitants. Prudential Retirement
has $251.6 billion in retirement account values as of September 30, 2012.
Retirement products and services, are provided by Prudential Retirement
Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC), Hartford, CT, or its affiliates.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader, has
operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s
diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and
institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of
products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related
services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s
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Prudential Financial, Inc.
Dawn Kelly, 973-802-7134 office
201-406-7248 mobile
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