Monday, November 16, 2009

Tom Johnson Joins New York Life Insurance Company as Head of Business Development for Retirement Income Security

federated insurance

NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
New York Life Insurance Company today announced that Tom Johnson has joined the
company as head of business development for Retirement Income Security, a leader
in providing retirement planning solutions. In this role, he has responsibility
for overall business development of Retirement Income Security products, which
include income and investment annuities, long-term care insurance and mutual
funds, with an emphasis on defined contribution plans and 401(k) rollover
options. Mr. Johnson reports to Chris Blunt, executive vice president in charge
of Retirement Income Security.

"I am very pleased that Tom is joining New York Life. Tom brings a wealth of
knowledge, industry best practices and networks that will help us continue the
momentum we have had since the division`s creation last year, aimed at providing
holistic solutions for advisors to use with their clients that address each
phase of the retirement process," said Mr. Blunt.

Mr. Johnson joins New York Life with 33 years in this industry, most recently
with MassMutual as senior vice presidentRetirement Income, Strategic Business
Development,where he led business development of their retirement income
platform. In addition to over 10 years at MassMutual, he worked at Federated
Investors, Inc. and his family firm, The Johnson Companies.

Mr. Johnson received a B.A from Gettysburg College and completed the Management
Development program at Harvard University. He resides in Hingham, Mass., with
his wife, Joyce Sullivan.

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.

Visit New York Life`s Web site at for more information.

*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

New York Life
William Werfelman, 212-576-5385
Sloane & Company
John Hartz, 857-598-4779