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New York Life Elects Katherine O’Brien Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Veteran Attorney Expands Oversight Role

NEW YORK, November 10, 2010 – New York Life Insurance Company announced today that Katherine O'Brien has been promoted to senior vice president and deputy general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, reporting to Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel Sheila Davidson. Ms. O'Brien is now responsible for managing the Employment, Litigation, ERISA, Contracts, Intellectual Property, Corporate Transactions and Administrative units of the Office of the General Counsel.

Previously, Ms. O'Brien was first vice president and deputy counsel in the Office of the General Counsel after serving as the company's chief diversity officer in the Human Resources Department for two years. Prior to that she held positions of increasing responsibility for the Office of the General Counsel, having joined New York Life in 1995 as a litigator, specializing in employment litigation and benefits compliance. Prior to joining New York Life, Ms. O'Brien worked with several law firms in New York, including Christy and Viener, in general commercial litigation.

Ms. O'Brien earned a J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University. She resides in New York City.

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. 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.

*New York Life is the largest mutual life insurance company based on the Fortune 500, ranked within industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual), Fortune magazine, May 3, 2010.

**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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