Jackson and Curian Break Company Record, Receiving 44 Awards for Marketing and Communications Efforts in 2013 Awards recognize excellence in the areas of graphic design, digital strategy, thought leadership and marketing content Business Wire DENVER -- December 12, 2013 Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® (Jackson^®) and Curian Capital, LLC earned 44 marketing and communications awards during 2013, breaking the previous record of 28. Jackson, a leading provider of retirement solutions, and Curian, Jackson’s asset management subsidiary, were recognized by leading industry associations for excellence in overall content creation, graphic design and digital media, including the company’s website initiatives, mobile apps and social media strategies. Jackson and Curian received awards from five separate industry competitions during the year, taking home accolades for both digital and print materials. Highlights of the list of awards include: *A Grand Award for “A Tale of Two Rollercoasters,” a video featuring economist Ben Stein, from the 25th Annual APEX Awards (Awards for Publication Excellence). The video, created as part of the promotional campaign for Elite Access, a variable annuity investment platform, and which can be viewed at www.MyEliteAccess.com, also won an “Award of Distinction” in the category of “Online Video: Education” at the 19th Annual Communicator Awards. *The Elite Access iPad application received an “Award of Distinction” in both the “Mobile Apps – Finance” and “Mobile Apps – Productivity” categories at the Communicator Awards. The Elite Access App is an educational tool specifically tailored to help advisors explain the potential value, benefits and risks of alternative investments to their clients. *The 2013 Retirement Income Client Education Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), in recognition of the company’s efforts in the investor education arena. The award was received based on a combined submission of materials from the Center for Financial Insight, Jackson’s online thought leadership community for investors launched in March 2013 (www.jackson.com/thoughtleadership), and general public-focused promotional materials from Jackson’s Marketing team. *A “Best of Show” Award for the Curian Select iPad Application at the 55th Annual Insurance Marketing Communications Association (IMCA) Awards. The Curian Select App was created to complement the company’s Select investment portfolio product, offering advisors a variety of tools including easy-to-follow client presentations and the ability to create a portfolio proposal through a simple online interface. *Multiple awards for the Curian “You” iPad Application including an “Award of Distinction” from The Communicator Awards in both the “Mobile Apps – Finance” and “Mobile Apps – Productivity” categories, an “Award of Excellence” in “Mobile Marketing” at the IMCA Awards and an “Award of Excellence” in the category of “Customer Promotion – Electronic” at the IFCA (Insurance & Financial Communicators Association) Awards. The Curian “You” App was created to help advisors explain the value provided by an independent financial advisor. Client-facing videos, PDFs and presentations break down topics such as the benefits of long-term investing, available tax management tools and income generation and inflation management strategies in an easy-to-understand format for clients. Including those listed above, the 44 awards Jackson and Curian received in 2013 included one Grand Award, three “Best of Show” Awards (including the Retirement Income Client Education Award), 15 Awards of Excellence, 17 Awards of Distinction, three Honorable Mentions and five IMCA Top 50% Awards. In addition to the materials and campaigns previously mentioned, Jackson received honors for a variety of Elite Access materials, including promotional brochures and an educational flipbook for investors, as well as an “Award of Excellence” for the “Remember When” investor-focused printed postcard campaign. Curian also received awards for the Curian “You” iPad Application, product-related materials including collateral accompanying the Select Portfolios product, customized branding initiatives for advisors, and a “Video Publication Excellence Award” from APEX for the Curian “Overcoming Challenges to Investment Success Video.” Kathy Schofield, vice president of marketing and creative services for Jackson, said, “The number of awards we’ve garnered this year is unprecedented and is due in part to the shear amount of unique and innovative sales ideas, tools and training materials we have developed to support our advisors in meeting the needs of their clients. These awards highlight the strategic and creative acumen of our Marketing team and illustrate our commitment to our advisors.” 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 $173.6 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 www.jackson.com. Jackson is the marketing name for Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (Home office: Purchase, New York). Jackson National Life Distributors LLC. * Jackson has $173.6 billion in total IFRS assets and $161.2 billion in IFRS policy liabilities primarily set aside to pay future policyowner benefits as of June 30, 2013. International Financial Reporting (IFRS) is a principles-based set of international accounting standards indicating how transactions and other events should be reported in financial statements. IFRS is issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in an effort to increase global comparability of financial statements and results. IFRS is used by Jackson’s parent company. Jackson National Life Insurance Company is an indirect subsidiary of Prudential plc, a company incorporated in England and Wales. Prudential plc and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups. It has been in existence for 165 years and has $648.2 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2013. 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 America. The standard death benefit is equal to contract value on the date of the claim and does not include any additional guarantees. Elite Access Fixed and Variable Annuity (VA650, VA660) is issued by Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Home Office: Lansing, Michigan) and in New York (VA650NY, VA660NY) by Jackson National Life Insurance Company of New York (Home Office: Purchase, New York). Variable annuities are distributed by Jackson National Life Distributors LLC, member FINRA. May not be available in all states, and state variations may apply. This product has limitations and restrictions, including withdrawal charges and excess interest adjustments (interest rate adjustments in New York) where applicable. Jackson issues other variable annuities with similar features, benefits, limitations and charges. Discuss them with your representative or contact Jackson for more information. About Curian Capital Curian Capital, LLC (www.Curian.com) is an asset management company that manufactures and distributes a comprehensive suite of investment strategies and asset management solutions to institutions, financial advisors and their clients. Curian is committed to achieving investor success through advisor excellence by helping financial professionals provide their clients with the best investment advice, solutions and service possible. The company has $10.3 billion in assets under management in its core business as of 9/30/13. Curian Capital is an indirect subsidiary of Prudential plc (NYSE: PUK), a company incorporated in England. Prudential plc and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups. It provides insurance and financial services through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for 165 years and has $648.2 billion in assets under management (as of June 30, 2013). 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 America. Curian Capital, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, provides customized investment management products and services. Curian Clearing LLC (member FINRA/SIPC) is the exclusive broker for these programs, for which it provides brokerage execution, processing and custody services. Investing in securities involves certain risks, including possible loss of principal. Before investing, investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the variable annuity and its underlying investment options. The current contract prospectus and underlying fund prospectuses, which are contained in the same document, provide this and other important information. Please contact your representative or the Company to obtain the prospectuses. Please read the prospectuses carefully before investing or sending money. Although asset allocation among different asset categories generally limits risk and exposure to any one category, the risk remains that management may favor an asset category that performs poorly relative to the other asset categories. The subaccounts expect to invest in positions that emphasize alternatives or nontraditional asset classes or investment strategies and, as a result, are subject to the risk factors of those asset classes. Some of those risks include general economic risk, geopolitical risk, commodity-price volatility, counterparty and settlement risk, currency risk, derivatives risk, emerging markets risk, foreign securities risk, high-yield bond exposure, noninvestment-grade bond exposure, index investing risk, industry concentration risk, leveraging risk, market risk, prepayment risk, liquidity risk, real estate investment risk, sector risk, short sales risk, temporary defensive positions and large cash positions. Please remember that a Jackson annuity is intended to be a long-term, tax-deferred vehicle for retirement. An annuity's earnings are taxable as ordinary income when withdrawn and, if taken before age 59 1/2, may be subject to a 10% additional tax. Variable annuities involve investment risks and may lose value. The following cautionary statement is included to make applicable and take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements which are other than statements of historical facts. However, as with any projection or forecast, forward-looking statements are inherently susceptible to a number of risks and uncertainties and actual results and events could differ materially from those currently being anticipated as reflected in such forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that management's expectations, beliefs or projections will result or be achieved or accomplished. Contact: Jackson National Life Insurance Company Melissa Hernandez, (303) 224-7572 Senior Media Relations Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson and Curian Break Company Record, Receiving 44 Awards for Marketing and Communications Efforts in 2013
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