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BusinessWeek Names New York Life One Of The "Best Places to Launch a Career"

Company Ranks as a Top Employer for New College Graduates

NEW YORK, N.Y., September 11, 2009 — For the third year in a row, New York Life Insurance Company has been named one of "The Best Places to Launch a Career" for 2009 by BusinessWeek. New York Life was ranked 33rd in the magazine’s selective list of employers across the nation.

"Recent college graduates recognize that, now more than ever, becoming a New York Life employee or agent is a wise career path. New York Life offers attractive careers for new college graduates seeking a career as an employee or as an agent representing New York Life," said Michael Barriere, senior vice president and chief talent officer for New York Life. "New York Life has remained an employer of choice because of our unsurpassed financial strength and continued stability. In addition, its robust talent development programs offer recent graduates maximum opportunities for personal and professional growth.

New York Life was recognized as a top employer for new college graduates on three separate surveys: a BusinessWeek poll of career-services directors at U.S. colleges; a survey of 60,000 U.S. college students conducted by Universum Communications, a Philadelphia research company; and a BusinessWeek poll of the employers themselves. The employer survey counts for 50 percent of the final ranking, while the careers services and student surveys count for 25 percent each.

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. Visit New York Life’s Web site at for more information.

*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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