AXA Equitable Taps Manish Agarwal to Lead Financial Protection Business

   AXA Equitable Taps Manish Agarwal to Lead Financial Protection Business

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company,
the primary U.S. subsidiary of the global AXA Group, announces today that
Manish Agarwal has been named Head of Financial Protection. In this role,
Agarwal will lead AXA Equitable's life insurance business, including its
Business Management & Operations, Product Life Cycle Management, Product
Design & Manufacturing and Distribution Management areas, to expand upon its
industry-leading product portfolio and distribution platform.

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"Life insurance has been core to our business and part of our growth story for
154 years. Together with business teams and distributor networks, Manish will
build a broad, diversified product portfolio that meets and anticipates the
needs of our clients and partners," said Andrew McMahon, President of AXA
Equitable. "His expertise in building new and existing relationships will help
our company reach more customers reflective of the societal trends in the
attractive US market, generating meaningful, sustainable growth."

Most recently, Agarwal has led Business Development and Strategy for AXA
Equitable, with responsibility for the Strategic Initiatives Group, Field
Compensation, Risk Management and Associate Hiring and Contract
Administration. He also spent four years in Retail Distribution, overseeing
operations, sales support and strategy for AXA Advisors, LLC, the company's
retail distribution channel comprised of a nationwide network of over 5,000
financial professionals. He has spearheaded a number of growth programs for
AXA's business, including the effort to enhance the sales platform for the
company's career financial professionals through new distribution
partnerships, such as those with PlanMember and Crump.

Agarwal joined AXA Equitable in 2005 as vice president of the newly-formed
Strategic Initiatives Group. Before joining AXA Equitable, Mr. Agarwal was an
engagement manager with McKinsey & Co., where he led client teams in projects
across marketing, strategy, corporate finance and operations, primarily within
life and property casualty insurance companies.

Agarwal earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon
University and a the Indian Institute of Technology.

About AXA Equitable

In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY) is a
leading financial protection company and one of the nation's premier providers
oflife insurance,annuity, and financial products and services. The company's
products and services are distributed to individuals and business owners
through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA,
SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution
channel, AXA Distributors, LLC. Find AXA Equitable onFacebookandTwitteror
visit the company's multi-media newsroomThe Source @ AXA Equitable.

AXA Equitable, a subsidiary of AXA Financial Inc., is part of the global AXA
Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies andwealth
management, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 101
million clients in 57 countries*."AXA Group" refers to AXA, a French holding
company for an international group of insurance and financial services
companies together with its direct and indirect consolidated subsidiaries. For
more information,

*as of December 31, 2011

SOURCE AXA Equitable

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