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Northwestern Mutual recognized with high 2014 Corporate Equality Index score
Survey honors continued commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Northwestern Mutual scored 90 out of a possible 100 points in the recently announced 2014 Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index survey.


The Corporate Equality Index helps gauge trends and best practices among businesses related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in the workplace. Results of the index have been used to help guide and inspire companies' development of non-discriminative and inclusive policies.

"Northwestern Mutual's high CEI score demonstrates our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace," said Jennifer Brase, vice president of diversity & inclusion, Northwestern Mutual. "The Corporate Equality Index helps benchmark progress and inform current and future company goals."

The 2014 survey is designed to reflect best-in-class operations. High ratings from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation are given to companies that meet the workplace needs of the LGBT community.

About Northwestern Mutual
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 is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability 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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