Allianz Life Launches the Allianz Signature 7 Annuity Exclusive fixed index annuity offers accumulation potential and access to savings after seven years Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- November 18, 2013 Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) today announced the launch of the Allianz Signature 7^SM Annuity. Available exclusively to financial professionals associated with the Allianz Preferred^SM platform, Signature 7 is the first Allianz Preferred FIA specifically designed for retirement accumulation with a seven-year decreasing surrender charge period. Available today in 41 states, the Allianz Signature 7 can help build retirement savings with protection of principal from market downturns, valuable guarantees and a death benefit. “The Allianz Signature 7 Annuity is designed for Americans seeking higher accumulation potential for their retirement savings,” said Allianz Life Senior Vice President of Sales, Eric Thomes. “This FIA can also help prepare customers for the secure retirement they desire by providing them with flexible options.” Signature 7 addresses consumer needs before and during retirement. Before retirement, consumers focus on increasing their nest egg. During this time, the Allianz Signature 7 allows customers to accumulate retirement savings through indexed interest based on changes in several external market indexes of their choice. Customers can allocate to the S&P 500® Index, the Russell 2000® Index, and the new exclusive Barclays US Dynamic Balance Index or any combination of these indexes. It offers an annual reset that locks in earned interest each year and a choice of three crediting methods that can be used to customize an individual’s retirement accumulation planning. Customers can also choose a fixed interest allocation. The Allianz Signature 7 also protects a customer’s principal and credited interest from market losses. The Allianz Signature 7 offers flexible options for customers to access their money. If they need access along the way to retirement, Signature 7 offers 10% penalty free withdrawals in any year no premium is received. When they are ready for retirement, customers can access steady, predictable income with annuity income options including payments that are guaranteed for the life of the customer. Or, the full contract value is available to customers as a lump sum without surrender charges after seven contract years. “The new Signature 7 provides protection, opportunity and flexibility to help achieve customer goals,” added Thomes. “This powerful FIA, the fifth available on our Allianz Preferred platform, offers reassurance to those worried about saving for retirement.” The Allianz Preferred^SM sales platform is available to FMOs, broker/dealers and financial professionals who meet specific sales criteria and are committed to quality, heightened regulatory oversight and ongoing training from both Allianz Life and the industry. In exchange for these commitments, Allianz Preferred members have access to exclusive products, such as Signature 7, and training opportunities. Currently, Allianz Life has more than 8,000 Preferred financial professionals and more than 30 Preferred FMOs across the United States. 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. Guarantees are backed solely by the financial strength and claims-paying ability of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Products (C54370) are issued by Allianz life Insurance Company of North America. Product and feature availability may vary by state and broker/dealer. Distributions are subject to ordinary income tax and, if taken prior to age 59 ½, a 10% additional federal tax. Russell 2000^® Index is an equity index that measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000^® Index, which is made up of 3,000 of the biggest U.S. stocks. The Russell 2000 is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased small-cap barometer and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not affect the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap index. The Russell 2000^® Index is a trademark of Russell Investments and has been licensed for use by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. The product is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Russell Investments and Russell Investments makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the product. The Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is comprised of U.S. investment-grade, fixed-rate bond market securities, including government agency, corporate, and mortgage-backed securities. The Barclays US Dynamic Balance Index is comprised of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index and the S&P 500^® and shifts weighting daily between them based on realized market volatility. Allianz products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of Allianz products or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in Allianz products particularly or the ability of the Barclays Capital Indices, including without limitation, the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index and Barclays US Dynamic Balance Index, to track general bond market performance. Barclays Capital’s only relationship to Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and its affiliates (“Allianz”) is the licensing of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index and Barclays US Dynamic Balance Index which is determined, composed, and calculated by Barclays Capital without regard to Allianz or Allianz products. Barclays Capital has no obligation to take the needs of Allianz or the owners of Allianz products into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index and Barclays US Dynamic Balance Index. Barclays Capital is not responsible for and has not participated in the determination of the timing of, prices of, or quantities of Allianz products to be issued or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which Allianz products are to be converted into cash. Barclays Capital has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing, or trading of Allianz products. BARCLAYS CAPITAL DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE BARCLAYS CAPITAL INDICES, OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN, OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED BY ALLIANZ, OWNERS OF ALLIANZ PRODUCTS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE BARCLAYS CAPITAL INDICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE BARCLAYS CAPITAL U.S. AGGREGATE BOND INDEX AND BARCLAYS US DYNAMIC BALANCE INDEX, IN CONNECTION WITH THE RIGHTS LICENSED HEREUNDER OR FOR ANY OTHER USE. BARCLAYS CAPITAL MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE BARCLAYS CAPITAL INDICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE BARCLAYS CAPITAL U.S. AGGREGATE BOND INDEX AND BARCLAYS US DYNAMIC BALANCE INDEX, OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL BARCLAYS CAPITAL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. S&P^® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”). This trademark has been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates. S&P^® and S&P 500^® are trademarks of S&P. These trademarks have been sublicensed for certain purposes by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (“Allianz”). The S&P 500 is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and/or its affiliates and has been licensed for use by Allianz. Allianz products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates and neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product. Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America offers insurance and annuities in all states except New York. In New York, products are issued by Allianz Life Insurance Company of New York. Contact: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703 firstname.lastname@example.org
Allianz Life Launches the Allianz Signature 7 Annuity
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