Allianz Life Promotes Bill Gaumond to Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Liability Management and Investment Risk Management

  Allianz Life Promotes Bill Gaumond to Senior Vice President, Head of Asset
  Liability Management and Investment Risk Management

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- July 29, 2013

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Bill
Gaumond to senior vice president, head of Asset Liability Management and
Investment Risk Management following a 2 1/2 year assignment at Allianz SE, in
Munich, Germany. Gaumond is responsible for implementation of a company-wide
asset and liability strategy. He also coordinates the core technical functions
of actuarial, finance, risk management and investments to align the company’s
investment, hedging and product strategies. Gaumond reports to Senior Vice
President and Chief Investment Officer Carsten Quitter.

“I am pleased that Bill has returned to Allianz Life bringing his extensive
experience to our leadership team,” said Quitter. “His ability to coordinate
the company’s asset liability strategies will play a key role in the company’s
success.”

Prior to his return to Minneapolis and Allianz Life, Gaumond was a senior
leader in Group Planning and Controlling at Allianz SE. He led a team that
provided financial oversight for operating entities within the United States,
United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland. In addition, he directed global lines
of business including Allianz Reinsurance, Allianz Global Corporate &
Specialty, and Euler Hermes. Prior to his work at Allianz SE, Gaumond held
multiple leadership roles in finance at Allianz Life from 2004 to 2011. He
began his business career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Minneapolis
where he held an audit role for nine years.

Gaumond has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University
of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

About Allianz Life

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2013, has been keeping its promises since 1896.
Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life
insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz
Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry
with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate
customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to
help them make the most of financial opportunities.

Contact:

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
sarathurin.rollin@allianzlife.com