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New York Life Recognizes Michael Brown for Superior Sales and Service

Veteran Agent Attributes Success to Personalized Approach to Meet Each Client's Unique Needs

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 5, 2009 — New York Life Insurance Company has named Michael Brown Council Vice President, an honor bestowed annually on the New York Life agent with the entire company's second highest sales and service achievements. As Council Vice President, Mr. Brown, an agent in the Greater Kansas City General Office, is a leader of the company's elite sales force comprised of 11,000 licensed New York Life agents.

"The New York Life family congratulates Mike on this outstanding accomplishment. Reaching the Council Vice President distinction is an impressive achievement and recognizes Mike as one of New York Life's finest financial advisors whose consumer-oriented service practices are a model for success," said Executive Vice President Mark W. Pfaff in charge of New York Life's U.S. Life and Agency Departments.

Mr. Brown, a New York Life agent for 14 years, is a financial advisor who offers his clients comprehensive services including estate and retirement planning, business succession, group health and college savings plans. This year, he also received the Investment Annuity Product Leader award, which goes to the top annuity producer for the company based on production.

Mr. Brown grew up and currently resides in Hamilton, Missouri with his wife, Lori and three children, Addy, Alex and Micah. A former bank officer, Mr. Brown is on the board of the Cameron Regional Medical Center, Secretary for the Hamilton Rural Fire Protection District, Secretary/Treasurer for the Lloyd R. Wallace Charitable Foundation, and board member of the Cameron Regional YMCA. He is also a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church. He was an All-American wrestler in college at Northwest Missouri State University.

When commenting on his business approach, Mr. Brown said, "I am proud to be recognized for helping my clients achieve financial security because my commitment has always been, first and foremost, to meet the needs of my clients. The cornerstone of my business is to work with each client in a thoughtful, careful manner - we take the time to explain concepts and provide options so our clients can make educated decisions and feel comfortable with the plan we establish for their financial security and we always honor our client's wishes."

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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