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New York Life Recognized as One of the "50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.” by Latina Style Magazine

Company Named to LATINA style 50 List For the Sixth Consecutive Year

NEW YORK, N.Y., September 1, 2006 — For the sixth year in a row, New York Life Insurance Company has been named one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S. by LATINA style magazine. In addition, New York Life was named as one of the top 12 companies on the LATINA style 50 report, which highlights the top companies from the 50 Best list. The 50 Best Companies were chosen out of an analysis of more than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the United States.

“It’s an honor to be named to this prestigious list for the sixth consecutive year and to be recognized for our continued sensitivity to the needs and goals of professional Latina women in the workplace,” said Katherine O’Brien, vice president and chief diversity officer, New York Life. “New York Life is dedicated to enhancing our diversity programs and developing new initiatives that attract top Latina talent and ensure that all employees reach their full potential.”

Robert E. Bard, President and CEO of LATINA style Magazine, says, “As the only national Latina publication focusing on the needs and aspirations of professional Latinas, we have a duty to keep Hispanic women informed about corporate America's best employment practices. We have gone to great lengths to provide a reliable resource for Latinas to evaluate companies, so they can be confident that the 2006 LATINA style 50 truly represents some of the best opportunities corporate America has to offer.”

“Latinas continue to play an influential role in the growth of the Hispanic community. I am proud of New York Life’s commitment to foster this growth, particularly as it applies to professional career opportunities for Latinas,” said Juan R. Job, corporate vice president, and Hispanic Market manager. “It is an honor to receive this important recognition which underscores the company’s appreciation for the cultural differences of our employees and the customers we serve.”

LATINA style pointed to several programs and services as examples of what makes New York Life among the best companies for Latina’s to work for in the nation:

  • A chief diversity officer and an executive diversity council, both charged with developing and implementing diversity and inclusion programs to further support recruitment and retention efforts already in place;
  • The Women’s Market Division which focuses on expanding the opportunities for women within the company;
  • Flexible work schedules, competitive benefits, and on-site childcare; and
  • The Hispanic Marketing Unit’s strong presence at Hispanic career fairs and its efforts to recruit talented Latinas.

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, annuities and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investment Management LLC 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.

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