Allianz Life Named Yellow Ribbon Company by the State of Minnesota

  Allianz Life Named Yellow Ribbon Company by the State of Minnesota

    Company honored for proactive support of service members, veterans and
                              military families

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- August 22, 2013

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) announced today
that it has been declared a Yellow Ribbon Company by the state of Minnesota.
Allianz Life is one of 28 Minnesota organizations proclaimed a Yellow Ribbon
Company because of its long-term commitment to supporting service members,
veterans and military families through company-wide engagement programs,
employee outreach and recruitment strategies.

The Yellow Ribbon Company recognition program creates public awareness and
connects organizations demonstrating their commitment to military employees
and local communities. These companies show military support through their
recruiting efforts, military hiring and vocational transition services for
veterans returning to the workplace. Beyond corporate sponsored programs,
Yellow Ribbon Companies are also recognized for their efforts in honoring and
embracing the families and employees affected by military deployments thus
supporting stronger overall results for the customer.

“We greatly respect those who defend our freedoms and are committed to
supporting military-friendly business practices,” said Senior Vice President
and Chief Actuary, Neil McKay. “Our company values the true heart of our
employees and those who sacrifice so much; we are proud to accept this honor.”

The proclamation, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton, was presented to Allianz Life by
the Army National Guard Brig. Gen. William Lieder, during a ceremony held
today at Allianz Life’s Golden Valley campus. Allianz Life has a long history
of supporting military service and has received recognition for its support
since 2002. The company facilitates various programs including donation drives
for deployed service members, ongoing financial and community support for
family members of deployed employees, and internal policy alignment ensuring
ongoing support.

About Yellow Ribbon Companies

According to the program requirements, Yellow Ribbon Companies align their
Human Resources and Training and Development areas with community and employee
outreach programs. In addition, these organizations have executive level
sponsors leading public support efforts for service members, veterans and
their families. Each Yellow Ribbon Company also has a Yellow Ribbon Steering
Committee that is responsible for the strategic vision of their military
support programs.

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.

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Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
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