Jackson Promotes IRI’s Annual National Retirement Planning Week April 7-11

  Jackson Promotes IRI’s Annual National Retirement Planning Week April 7-11

 Company committed to supporting financial literacy and retirement education
      among consumers through easy-to-use resources and tailored support

Business Wire

LANSING, Mich. -- April 7, 2014

Jackson National Life Insurance Company^® (Jackson^®) has announced the
company will serve as an advocate for National Retirement Planning Week^®, a
national effort to help consumers focus on their financial needs in
retirement. The national campaign, held April 7-11, is led by Insured
Retirement Institute (IRI) and the National Retirement Planning Coalition, a
group of prominent education, consumer advocacy and financial services

To support the efforts of the coalition, Scott Romine, executive vice
president and national sales manager for Jackson National Life Distributors
LLC, the distribution arm of Jackson, will participate in a teleconference
panel of industry professionals on Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Eastern time.
Romine will emphasize the importance of the advisor-client relationship and
the vital role that it plays in helping consumers with their retirement goals.

“As more Baby Boomers leave the work force, ensuring financial security for
retired Americans has become increasingly important,” said Romine. “We are
proud to be a part of such an important awareness campaign to help more
consumers prepare for the future amid an often volatile economic climate.
Jackson believes that educating advisors and providing them with the tools and
resources to meet the evolving needs of their clients is our number one goal.”

Throughout the week, the coalition and its supporters will release financial
education materials and encourage retirement planning through nationally
distributed radio, television and print advertisements, as well as a
coordinated media outreach program. The IRI will also unveil new research
findings from its fourth annual report on Boomers’ retirement expectations.
Reporters interested in joining the teleconference panel can register by
contacting Andrew Simonelli, IRI Director of Communications & Marketing, at

Financial education for Americans of all ages remains a top priority for
Jackson, according to Romine. The company’s educational thought leadership
website, which offers insights on many aspects of financial planning, from
basic terminology and fundamental investment concepts to information on
investment vehicles and trends, also features free resources such as a
“Retirement Calculator” to help determine how much money is needed to save for
retirement. Additionally, the site provides ideas and commentary from some of
the top thought leaders in the financial services industry. To learn more
about the Center for Financial Insight, visit

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 $191.5 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

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 $191.5 billion in total IFRS assets and $178.5 billion in IFRS
policy liabilities primarily set aside to pay future policyowner benefits (as
of 12/31/13). 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 provides insurance and financial services through its
subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. It has been in existence for
over 160 years and has $733.6 billion in assets under management (as of
December 31, 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.

About the Insured Retirement Institute

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) is the leading association for the
retirement income industry. IRI proudly leads a national consumer coalition of
more than 20 organizations, and is the only association that represents the
entire supply chain of insured retirement strategies. IRI members are the
major insurers, asset managers, broker-dealers/distributors, and 150,000
financial professionals. As a not-for-profit organization, IRI provides an
objective forum for communication and education, and advocates for the
sustainable retirement solutions Americans need to help achieve a secure and
dignified retirement. Learn more at www.irionline.org


Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Melissa Hernandez, Senior Media Relations Specialist
Phone: (303) 224-7572
Email: melissa.hernandez@jackson.com
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