Jackson Launches New Performance Center Enhancements

  Jackson Launches New Performance Center Enhancements

    Redesigned Web pages offer Morningstar subaccount profiles, increased
          functionality, portfolio analysis and user-friendly design

Business Wire

DENVER -- December 16, 2013

Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® (Jackson^®) has unveiled a slick new
redesign for its digital Performance Center on Jackson.com, improving
functionality and navigation as well as introducing Morningstar-powered
subaccount profiles for the individual funds available within Jackson’s
variable annuities.

Jackson, a leading provider of retirement solutions and educational resources
for industry professionals and their clients, designed the updated Performance
Center to provide financial professionals and Jackson policyholders with
comprehensive information in real-time, including downloadable daily unit
values and in-depth analysis of fund performance in a more intuitive and
user-friendly platform.

“The new site functionality is part of Jackson’s commitment to supporting
advisors through every step of the sales process — from preliminary research
and education to detailed analysis of performance,” said Jeremy Swartz, vice
president of eCommerce for Jackson. “The feedback we received from both
advisors and policyholders was that they wanted more comprehensive data and
the ability to customize the information to meet their specific needs. The new
Performance Center offers these features and more, all of which are easily
accessible through a user-friendly, intuitive interface.”

Other enhancements to the site include:

  *Custom Lists and Subscriptions — Users can create and subscribe to
    customized lists of subaccounts for tracking performance of various asset
    allocation strategies;
  *Morningstar Feed —  Subaccount data and statistics, including
    Morningstar’s proprietary measures: Morningstar Category, Morningstar
    Rating^TM and Morningstar Style Box^TM;
  *Side-by-Side Analysis Overlay — Ability to add up to three subaccounts to
    a side-by-side analysis tool using a detailed set of Morningstar data;
  *Training Materials — A comprehensive users guide with detailed explanation
    of site capabilities.

According to Clifford Jack, executive vice president and head of retail for
Jackson, the rollout of the newly designed pages is a component of Jackson’s
broader educational campaign for both advisors and investors, a key focus for
the company. “The new Performance Center is yet another way we can reach all
stakeholders in the investing process, and offer them tools and resources that
cater to their specific knowledge level and unique investment goals,” Jack
said.

Through videos and educational tools available on Elite-Access.com, Jackson
aims to expand advisors’ knowledge by providing information on a variety of
topics including alternative investments, portfolio diversification and market
volatility. In March, the company launched The Alternative Investment Learning
Center, Powered by Jackson, one of the first LinkedIn groups to offer
dedicated alternative investment education to advisors. In addition, Jackson
launched the Center for Financial Insight on Jackson.com in March, which
offers insights on many aspects of financial planning, from basic terminology
and fundamental investment concepts to information on investment vehicles and
trends.

Advisors who wish to learn more about Jackson, or the support offered by the
company’s wholesaling and marketing teams, can contact Jackson by calling
800-711-JNLD (5653) or visiting www.jackson.com or www.elite-access.com.

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), Jackson National Life Insurance Company of
New York^® (Home Office: Purchase, New York) and 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.

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.

Portfolios that have a greater percentage of alternatives may have greater
risks, especially those including arbitrage, currency, leveraging and
commodities. This additional risk can offset the benefit of diversification.
Diversification does not assure a profit or guarantee against a loss in a
declining market. 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. 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:

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Melissa Hernandez, 303-224-7572
Senior Media Relations Specialist
melissa.hernandez@jackson.com
 
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