New York Life names Julie Herwig Senior Vice President in the office of Governmental Affairs.

NEW YORK, April 29, 2015—New York Life, America’s largest mutual life insurer, announced today that Julie Herwig has been elected a senior vice president in its Office of Governmental Affairs. She continues to report to Senior Vice President in charge of the Office of Governmental Affairs, George Nichols III.

Ms. Herwig is responsible for managing public policy issues impacting New York Life at the federal and international levels.

“Julie is a well-respected leader in the industry and continues to contribute enormously to building New York Life’s reputation on the federal level. With critical issues continuing to surround the insurance industry, I look forward to her expertise and trusted advisement in 2015 and beyond,“ said Mr. Nichols.

Ms. Herwig joined New York Life in 2006 as assistant vice president, legislative affairs, in the company’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining New York Life, she worked as trade counsel for the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, advising Members of Congress on international trade negotiations and other legislative and regulatory trade issues. Ms. Herwig also previously worked for a member of the Ways and Means Committee, a member of the U.S. Senate and as an attorney at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP).

Ms. Herwig earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, her MPA from Princeton University, and her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Herwig and her husband live in Potomac, Maryland, with their two children.

About New York Life

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 currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s & (AA+).** 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 retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website at www.newyorklife.com for more information.

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  • Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, 6/16/14. For methodology, see http://fortune.com/fortune500/. 
  • Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 3/26/15. 
  • 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.