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New York Life Donates 25,000 Zagat Surveys To New Orleans Visitors Bureau

2007 Guides Offered to Welcome Tourists Back to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, July 19, 2007–New York Life Insurance Company announced today that in an effort to support the revitalization of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, it has donated 25,000 Zagat Surveys to the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau. The 2007 Zagat Survey includes information on the restaurants, hotels, nightlife, and must-see attractions in New Orleans.

"We want to thank New York Life for this most generous donation which will go a long way to helping the effort to bring tourists back to the Big Easy," said Stephen Perry, President and CEO of the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau. "The Zagat guide truly showcases the great attractions of our city, and by providing this guide to visitors we are inviting them to enjoy everything New Orleans has to offer. We are excited to get tourists back to eating, shopping and sightseeing in our great city."

"New York Life is proud to provide the Zagat Surveys to the Visitors Bureau and to be a part of New Orleans’ renaissance," said Scott Norris, managing partner, New York Life. "New York Life has been a part of the community for over 160 years and it is where our employees live and work, so we are deeply committed to seeing it thrive.”

New York Life’s donation is part of the company’s commitment to the area. The company and its employees have contributed more than $1 million to relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina. In addition, the New York Life Foundation has funded computer learning centers for Boys and Girls Clubs and refurbished libraries in New Orleans’ schools.

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world. Founded in 1845 and headquartered in New York City, New York Life and its affiliates offer life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investment Management, LLC provides institutional asset management, retirement plan and trust 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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