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New York Life Names Patrick McCraw Senior Vice President of South Central Agencies

Financial Services Veteran Promoted to Senior Vice President

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 12, 2011 — New York Life Insurance Company announced today that Patrick McCraw has been named senior vice president in charge of the company’s South Central Agencies, one of the company’s four U.S. sales regions. He succeeds John Curry, who has become managing partner for the Greater New York General Office and reports to Executive Vice President Mark Pfaff.

In his new role Mr. McCraw oversees the recruiting, training and development of the managing partners who lead the 33 general offices in the South Central Zone, which encompasses 13 states from Florida to Michigan. He is also responsible for the sales production and overall supervision of the offices within the South Central Zone, which includes more than 2,700 agents, and is based in Alpharetta, Ga.

Mr. McCraw joined New York Life as an agent in the Mississippi General Office in 1993 and was promoted to partner in 1996. In 1998, he moved to the Kentucky General Office as managing partner. He was promoted to Agency Vice President for the South Central Zone in 2000 and Vice President for the South Central Zone in 2002. In 2004, Mr. McCraw returned to the Mississippi General Office as managing partner, where the office achieved double-digit sales and recruiting growth each year under his leadership.

Mr. McCraw earned a MBA from Mississippi College and a BA degree from the University of Mississippi. He resides in Madison, Miss., with his wife, Tracey, and their three children. They plan to relocate to the Alpharetta, Ga.

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 possible financial strength ratings from 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 for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, May 5, 2011. See 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.