Jackson Supports National Retirement Planning Week April 8-12 to Promote Financial Education, Literacy Across the Country

  Jackson Supports National Retirement Planning Week April 8-12 to Promote
  Financial Education, Literacy Across the Country

 Event is part of Jackson’s robust educational campaign, one of the company’s
                           top priorities for 2013

Business Wire

LANSING, Mich. -- April 05, 2013

Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® (Jackson^®), a leading provider of
retirement solutions and educational resources for industry professionals and
consumers, has joined the effort to support National Retirement Planning
Week^® April 8-12. The national campaign, led by Insured Retirement Institute
(IRI) and the National Retirement Planning Coalition, a group of prominent
education, consumer advocacy and financial services organizations, aims to
educate Americans on retirement planning and financial literacy.

As a member of the IRI board of directors, Greg Cicotte, president of Jackson
National Life Distributors LLC, the distribution arm of Jackson, will help to
kick off National Retirement Planning Week by participating in a
teleconference panel of industry professionals on Monday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
Eastern time. The week’s theme — “Retire On Your Terms” — is designed to
emphasize the idea that comprehensive financial plans need to be properly
developed in order to plan for retirement. Throughout the week, the coalition
and its supporters will release educational materials and encourage retirement
planning through nationally distributed radio, television and print
advertisements and a coordinated media outreach program.

“The coalition could not have chosen a more impactful theme for its annual
National Retirement Planning Week,” said Cicotte. “‘Retire On Your Terms’
indicates that preparing for your financial future is in your control, and
focuses on the importance of starting to plan now. Americans are not starting
soon enough and not saving enough. We know the earlier they start planning for
retirement, the better off they will be.”

The group wants consumers of all ages to realize they need to create a
financial roadmap toward retirement. To support these educational efforts, the
coalition has collected the latest resources to help consumers and financial
professionals focus on long-term financial goals. These tools are available
year-round at www.retireonyourterms.org.

“As 79 million Baby Boomers near and enter their retirement years, they will
encounter a unique set of challenges unlike those any previous generation has
faced,” said Cathy Weatherford, IRI president and chief executive officer.
“These challenges — including changes in employee benefits, longer life spans,
uncertainty with Social Security and Medicare, as well as rising cost of
health care — have made preparing for retirement more difficult and could put
their future financial security at risk. As a result, many Boomers lack
confidence in their ability to meet their retirement goals.”

In addition to National Retirement Planning Week, last month Jackson announced
two new educational initiatives, the Center for Financial Insight, and a
dedicated LinkedIn Group for financial advisors, The Alternative Investment
Learning Center, Powered by Jackson, to complement the vast array of
educational meetings Jackson has scheduled for 2013, which focus on
alternative investment strategies, a growing area in portfolio planning. The
Center for Financial Insight is designed to help to bring the financial
planning environment into focus for today’s investors, offering educational
content, ideas and commentary from some of the top thought leaders in the
financial services industry. The online resource is for all levels of
investors and provides a wealth of proprietary research, informational videos,
white papers, industry commentary and “Investor 101” materials.

“The Center for Financial Insight features a number of helpful resources,
including a “Retirement Calculator” to determine how much money you need to
save for retirement, and a “Nest Egg Calculator” to determine how far your
current savings will go,” said Cicotte. “These free resources are for anyone
interested in taking steps in planning their retirement future.”

To learn more about the Center for Financial Insight, visit
www.jackson.com/thoughtleadership. Advisors can learn more about the
Alternative Investment Learning Center by sending an email to
altlearningcenter@jackson.com. Advisors who wish to learn more about Jackson
and its alternative education programs can contact Jackson by calling
800-711-JNLD (5653) or visiting www.jackson.com or www.myeliteaccess.com.

About Jackson

Jackson is a leading provider of retirement solutions and educational
resources for industry professionals and consumers. The company offers a
diverse range of products including variable, fixed and fixed index annuities
to retail customers, and fixed income products to institutional investors.
Jackson subsidiaries and affiliates provide asset management and retail
brokerage services. With $165.4 billion in assets (IFRS),* Jackson prides
itself on product innovation, sound corporate risk management practices and
strategic technology initiatives. The company, which is focused on thought
leadership and education, develops proprietary research, industry insights and
financial representative training on retirement planning and alternative
investment strategies. Jackson is also dedicated to corporate social
responsibility and supports charities focused on helping children and seniors
in the communities where its employees live and work. For more information,
visit www.jackson.com.

Jackson is the marketing name for Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® ,
Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York^® (Home Office: Purchase,
New York) and Jackson National Life Distributors LLC.

*Jackson has $165.4 billion in total IFRS assets and $150.9 billion in IFRS
policy liabilities primarily set aside to pay future policyowner benefits (as
of 12/31/12).

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.

Although asset allocation among different asset categories generally limits
risk and exposure to any one category, the risk remains that management may
favor an asset category that performs poorly relative to the other asset
categories. Some of those risks include general economic risk, geopolitical
risk, commodity-price volatility, counterparty and settlement risk, currency
risk, derivatives risk, emerging markets risk, foreign securities risk,
high-yield bond exposure, noninvestment-grade bond exposure, index investing
risk, industry concentration risk, leveraging risk, market risk, prepayment
risk, liquidity risk, real estate investment risk, sector risk, short sales
risk, temporary defensive positions, and large cash positions.

Before investing, investors should carefully consider the investment
objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the product, including its
underlying investment options. The current prospectus 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.

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 165 years and
had more than $658 billion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 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
America.

About the Insured Retirement Institute

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) is a not-for-profit organization that
for twenty years has been a mainstay of service, commitment and collaboration
within the insured retirement industry. Today, IRI is considered to be the
authoritative source of all things pertaining to annuities, insured retirement
strategies and retirement planning. IRI proudly leads a national consumer
education coalition of nearly twenty organizations and is the only association
that represents the entire supply chain of insured retirement strategies: Our
members are the major insurers, asset managers, broker-dealers/distributors,
and 150,000 financial professionals. IRI exists to vigorously promote consumer
confidence in the value and viability of insured retirement strategies,
bringing together the interests of the industry, financial advisors and
consumers under one umbrella. IRI’s mission is to: encourage industry
adherence to highest ethical principles; promote better understanding of the
insured retirement value proposition; develop and promote best practice
standards to improve value delivery; and advocate before public policy makers
on critical issues affecting insured retirement strategies and the consumers
that rely on their guarantees. Visit www.IRIonline.org today to experience the
vast resources of the Insured Retirement Institute for yourself.

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Contact:

Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Corporate Communications
Lori Stafford-Thomas, Director, External Comm.
Phone: (303) 224-7542
Email: Lori.Stafford@jackson.com
 
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