AXA Equitable Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index

  AXA Equitable Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate
                                Equality Index

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company,
the primary U.S. subsidiary of the global AXA Group, has earned a perfect
score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Corporate
Equality Index (CEI), recognizing the company as one of the "Best Places to
Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality."

Founded in 1980, the HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to
achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. The
CEI report is the premier national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion. It
evaluates companies on their policies and practices covering LGBT employees.
The 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related
policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections,
domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits,
competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

"We are extremely proud of AXA's long-standing commitment to workplace
equality and we are honored to receive this recognition," said Nick Lane, head
of AXA's U.S. Life and Retirement business. "We look forward to continuing to
work with and in the LGBT community, striving for excellence in promoting
workplace inclusion, diversity, equality and financial literacy."

AXA Equitable has a history of supporting its LGBT employees by adopting
programs to improve workplace equality, including offering health-care
benefits to same-sex couples for the past ten years. AXA Pride, an employee
resource group founded in 2009, creates and sustains an AXA presence in the
LGBT community to drive business results and promote equality for all
employees. In addition, many AXA Advisors financial professionals located in
branches across the country specialize in financial planning for same-sex
couples and their families.

For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a
free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About HRC

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness
and equality for all.

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.

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 December 31,
2012."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. Find AXA Equitable
onFacebookandTwitter. For more information, visitwww.axa-equitable.com.

SOURCE AXA Equitable

Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com
Contact: Jennifer Recine, 212-314-2009 or jennifer.recine@axa-equitable.com,
Discretion Winter, 212-314-2968 or discretion.winter@axa-equitable.com
 
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