AXA Equitable Announces 2013 AXA Achievement(SM) Scholarship Winners

     AXA Equitable Announces 2013 AXA Achievement(SM) Scholarship Winners

$22.8 Million Awarded in Scholarships Since the Program Began

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 15, 2013

NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company,
in association with U.S. News & World Report, announces the 2013 AXA
Achievement(SM) Scholarship winners. AXA Equitable has awarded, through the
AXA Foundation, $22.8 million in scholarships to more than 5,100 students
since the program began 11 years ago.

As in previous years, 52 students – one from each state, plus Washington, D.C.
and Puerto Rico – have been awarded college scholarships of $10,000. Of those
52 winners, 10 students have been chosen as national winners and will receive
an additional $15,000 scholarship award.

"These dynamic young people represent America's future," said Mark Pearson,
chairman and CEO of AXA Equitable. "We're proud to help make college a reality
for this next generation of leaders."

All of the scholarship recipients are graduating high school seniors who
demonstrated ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals and the
ability to succeed in college.

The 2013 national winners are:

  oColin Wells, Denver, CO
  oJonathan Cohen, Highland Park, IL
  oCaleb Kumar, Blaine, MN
  oDylan Mahalingam, Derry, NH
  oChristopher Rim, Paramus, NJ
  oAlec Urbach, Roslyn Heights, NY
  oSamantha Stoner, Mansfield, OH
  oMaren Johnson, Watertown, SD
  oJoel Bervell, Snohomish, WA
  oJordyn Schara, North Freedom, WI

Winners – known as AXA Achievers – are featured online at the U.S. News &
World Report website. AXA Equitable is also proud to present a video
highlighting their inspiring personal stories.

The scholarship is administered by Scholarship Management Services^®, a
program of Scholarship America^®, one of the nation's largest nonprofit
private sector scholarship and educational support organizations.

Through AXA Achievement, AXA Equitable is one of the nation's largest
corporate providers of scholarships — awarding more than $1.3 million a year.
In addition to the $670,000 in AXA Achievement(SM) Scholarships awarded
annually through this national scholarship, the AXA Achievement(SM)Community
Scholarship awardsup to an additional $750,000 in annual scholarships.
Through this program and the financial education services the company
provides, AXA Equitable is a comprehensive resource for information to help
students and parents with college planning.

About AXA Foundation
The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable Life Insurance
Company, a subsidiary of AXA Financial, one of thepremier U.S. financial
services organizations and a member of the global AXA Group, a leader in
financial protection and wealth management. The Foundation directs the
company's philanthropic and volunteer activities, working to improve the
quality of life in communities across the country where AXA has a presence.
The AXA Foundation's multifaceted signature program, AXA Achievement, supports
the company's strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility and AXA Group's
flagship theme of "Risk Research and Education," by providing America's youth
with the access and advice to help succeed in college and beyond. Since its
inception, AXA Achievement has awarded $22.8 million in college scholarships
to more than 5,100 students, known as AXA Achievers.

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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

AXA Equitable, a subsidiary of AXA Financial Inc., is part of the global AXA
Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies andwealth
management, with 102 million clients in 57 countries as of April 9, 2013."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.

SOURCE AXA Equitable

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