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Northwestern Mutual Named as a Best Place to Work in IT for Eighth Consecutive Year

MILWAUKEE, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual has been named one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" by IDG's Computerworld magazine, the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. This is the 8th consecutive year the company has been named in the top 100 – ranking #63 overall. Additionally, Northwestern Mutual ranks #21 among medium-sized companies (2,500 – 9,999 U.S. employees), and is the only company in the state of Wisconsin to be recognized on the list.


"The talents and contributions of our IT team play a critical role in helping Northwestern Mutual consistently deliver value to our clients and policyowners. We are honored that our IT employees feel Northwestern Mutual offers an engaging environment in which to work," said Tim Schaefer, Northwestern Mutual senior vice president and chief information officer.

Schaefer added that the company is delighted to be counted among those organizations that have succeeded in fostering environments of employee commitment and innovation.

Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive employee questionnaire about company benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries.  Northwestern Mutual is among the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2013 according to FORTUNE® magazine and has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 156 years.

As a mutual company with $1.4 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual has no shareholders. The company focuses solely and directly on its clients and seeks to deliver consistent and dependable value to them over time.

Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.

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