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[November 15, 2012]

Allianz Life Hires Margaret Peck as Senior Director of Change Implementation

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) hired Margaret Peck as senior director of change implementation for the Operations department. In this role, Peck will provide strategic leadership and direction around change management to improve administration of the business. She will ensure development and performance benchmarks are in place that are consistent with the strategic goals of the department. Peck reports to the Vice President of Customer Experience Management, Julie Feirtag.

"Peck has been recognized for her leadership in both developing teams and bringing divisions together to achieve results," states Feirtag. "I'm confident her leadership, collaboration skills and her business acumen will be a great addition to Operations at Alianz Life."

Peck comes to Allianz Life from St. Louis-based Express Scripts where she led application development and business analysis activities for the pharmacy benefit company. During her tenure, Peck managed the delivery of a $30 million HIPAA compliance project, implementing the first ever outsourced model for the company. Prior to her three years at Express Scripts, she spent three years consulting, both on her own and with the Willow Group out of Minneapolis. Peck consulted in the areas of Information Technology strategy development, project management and change management. Peck has also held a variety of leadership roles over her 19-year career at Ameriprise Financial Services in Minneapolis. She led insurance and annuity IT functions and client systems technologies, delivering results through significant mergers, infrastructure expansion, and business process reengineering.

Peck holds a Bachelor of Elected Studies degree from the University of Minnesota.

About Allianz Life
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2012, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.

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