Jackson Selected as One of Denver’s “Top Workplaces”

  Jackson Selected as One of Denver’s “Top Workplaces”

Business Wire

DENVER -- April 26, 2013

Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® (Jackson^®), a leading provider of
retirement solutions and educational resources for industry professionals and
consumers, has been named one of Denver’s “Top Workplaces” by the Denver Post.
The award is given to companies whose associates rank their employer highly in
the areas of overall direction, execution and connection related to their job
duties, management and salary and benefits.

A total of 114 Denver companies were recognized for being a top workplace,
with Jackson ranking 10^th out of 34 midsize companies (150 to 499 local
employees) that were honored. The Denver Post focused on the theme of
workplace culture for this year’s program by asking employees to score
employers on measures including appreciation of workers, direction, confidence
in leadership, values and ethics, encouragement of ideas, competence of
management, and pay and benefits. Jackson’s associates commented on the
company’s dedication to corporate citizenship, transparency in communication
to employees and the company’s culture which rewards innovative ideas and
associate collaboration.

“Jackson is honored to receive such a high accolade,” said Greg Cicotte,
president of Jackson National Life Distributors LLC, the sales and marketing
arm of Jackson. “We strive to cultivate a workplace where associates feel
empowered and have access to all levels of the organization. We have our
employees to thank for making Jackson a great place to work.”

Jackson understands that every staff member is unique, and aims to provide a
wealth of benefits that appeal to associates’ different interests. The company
supports its associates with learning and development programs, competitive
compensation and comprehensive medical and dental plans. In addition to
traditional benefit offerings, Jackson also offers generous employee and
dependent tuition reimbursement programs, a full-scale dining center, on-site
workout facility, discounts to local gyms and yoga classes, concierge services
and product discounts. The company also provides resources to support its
associates’ interests outside the office with charitable donation gift
matching programs to select children and senior nonprofits. Another popular
benefit employees enjoy is the opportunity to purchase “jeans days” for
designated work days throughout the month, with Jackson donating the funds
raised to local nonprofits.

Jackson is committed to contributing to the social and economic well-being of
the communities where it is an employer. Launched in 2007, The Jackson
National Community Fund has awarded more than $2.3 million to Denver-based
nonprofits. To further encourage volunteerism, Jackson employees are able to
take a volunteer paid time off day each year to provide service to the charity
of their choice. For more information on Jackson’s volunteerism, visit

In addition, the company holds regular town hall meetings throughout the year
to offer associates the chance to hear directly from top executives about the
company’s key initiatives and goals, as well as address employee concerns.
Jackson also demonstrates its appreciation to its associates by providing
career growth and development opportunities through internal trainings and
mentorship programs. Jackson puts an emphasis on promoting from within, which
cultivates a culture of professional advancement and recognition.

“As a company, Jackson fosters an environment where good ideas are welcomed
and rewarded,” said Cicotte. “Our organization moves at a swift pace –
specifically, in the design and implementation of new technology and
retirement products – which helps to position the company competitively within
the financial services industry. We believe associates find being part of our
unique culture is exciting and rewarding.”

The Denver Post takes annual nominations from metro-area public, private,
nonprofit and government organizations that have at least 50 employees. The
rankings are determined by the results of an anonymous employee survey
facilitated by WorkplaceDynamics, a partner of the Denver Post.

"Our inaugural Top Workplaces competition is an incredible opportunity to
highlight the employers that are going out of their way to create desirable
workplaces," said Denver Post Business Editor Kristi Arellano. "We're eager to
see the competition expand as companies continue to recognize the value of
creating a dynamic workplace where employees feel empowered and appreciated."

About Jackson

Jackson is a leading provider of retirement solutions for industry
professionals and their clients. The company offers a diverse range of
products including variable, fixed and fixed index annuities designed for
tax-efficient accumulation and distribution of retirement income for retail
customers, and fixed income products for institutional investors. Jackson
subsidiaries and affiliates provide specialized asset management and retail
brokerage services. With $165.4 billion in assets*, Jackson prides itself on
product innovation, sound corporate risk management practices and strategic
technology initiatives. Focused on thought leadership and education, the
company 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

Jackson is the marketing name for Jackson National Life Insurance Company^®,
Jackson National Life Insurance Company of 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).

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


Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Corporate Communications
Melissa Hernandez
Senior Media Relations Specialist
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