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Frances Arricale Joins New York Life's D.C. Office Of International Government Affairs

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 31, 2009 – New York Life Insurance Company today announced that Frances Arricale has joined the company as Vice President for International Governmental Affairs. She is based in New York Life’s Washington, D.C. Office of Governmental Affairs, which is led by Senior Vice President George Nichols III. Ms. Arricale is responsible for representing New York Life in the Washington policy-making community and with foreign government representatives.

Ms. Arricale joins New York Life after most recently serving as the first Executive Director of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission in Washington, D.C., where she managed the operational start-up for the new Interstate Insurance Compact. Prior to that, she was General Counsel for the New York City Commission to the United Nations, Consular Corp and Protocol in the Office of the Mayor, advising on international legal matters and serving as liaison with the resident diplomatic community. This is a return to New York Life for Ms. Arricale, as she began her career with the Company working as a government affairs attorney on state regulatory matters and international issues, including trade policy.

Ms. Arricale earned her B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University, and J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She is a member of the New York, California and District of Columbia attorney bars.

Ms. Arricale succeeds Leslie Griffin who, earlier this year, joined New York Life International as chief of staff to International’s CEO Dick Mucci.

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.

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