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New York Life Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Irene Relief Effort

NEW YORK, September 13, 2011 – New York Life Insurance Company announced today it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid Hurricane Irene relief efforts.

Ted Mathas, chairman and CEO of New York Life, said, “In the aftermath of the hurricane, New York Life is committed to helping the immediate needs of the communities in the coastal and New England areas that were affected. Our employees and agents have already begun to donate to the relief efforts, and accordingly, the company will make an immediate $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support hurricane relief efforts.”

New York Life customers are eligible for crisis relief. For those who are in immediate financial need, New York Life can quickly provide emergency loans against the cash value of a current policy to help in recovery and rebuilding. New York Life can assist if a policyholder needs a payment extension for a short time, and also if a policy has been lost or destroyed. Policyholders should call toll-free at 1-800-695-4331 for assistance.

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major credit rating agencies. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as institutional and retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s Web site at www.newyorklife.com for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, May 5, 2011. See http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2011/faq/ for methodology.

**New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

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