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. 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Jackson Launches New Performance Center Enhancements
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