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New York Life Appoints Katherine O'Brien to Executive Management Committee
[August 06, 2014]

New York Life Appoints Katherine O'Brien to Executive Management Committee

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

New York Life has announced the appointment of Katherine O'Brien to its Executive Management Committee. Ms. O'Brien is chief human resources officer of New York Life. She reports to Ted Mathas, chairman and chief executive officer of New York Life.

The Executive Management Committee is comprised of New York Life's senior executive leadership and assists the CEO in setting policy for the company.

Mr. Mathas said, "We are proud to announce the appointment of Katherine O'Brien to the Executive Management Committee. For nearly two decades Katherine has made significant contributions to New York Life through key roles in the Office of the General Counsel and the Human Resources Department, including serving as chief corporate counsel and our first chief diversity officer. We are very pleased to have her experience and judgment on the Committee."

Ms. O'Brien joined New York Life in 1995 as a litigator, specializing in employment litigation and benefits compliance. She has held roles of increasing responsibility which included serving as the company's first chief diversity officer in the Human Resources Department from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, Ms. O'Brien was elected first vice president and deputy general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. In 2010, she was elected senior vice president and chief corporate counsel, leading all corporate practice teams in the Office of the General Counsel, including the employment and ERISA units. She was named chief human resources officer in 2013.

Ms. O'Brien earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.

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 for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by "Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)," Fortune magazine, 6/16/14. For methodology, please see

**Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 6/4/14.

***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.

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