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TMCNet:  Allianz Life Promotes Emily Reitan to Assistant Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

[February 22, 2013]

Allianz Life Promotes Emily Reitan to Assistant Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) named Emily Reitan to the role of assistant vice president of Strategy and Business Development responsible for developing the company's future market strategy. Reitan will lead a cross-company strategic team to evaluate, assess, and test growth options for Allianz Life. Reporting to Chief Marketing Officer, Nancy Jones, Reitan will work with executive leaders to identify and research future development opportunities for the company.

"Emily's knowledge of our business and the industry will be critical to how we research and prioritize the strategic options we have in front of us to grow our business," said Jones. "Her knowledge of products, distribution channels and finance will help ensure we maintain a disciplined approach to our future market trategy."

Strategic business development has been an area of focus throughout Reitan's tenure with Allianz Life. Prior to her promotion, Reitan held a role as director of executive projects where she managed the Office of the CEO and reported to President and CEO Walter White. In that role, she led key strategic projects on behalf of the CEO and coordinated deliverables for the parent company, Allianz SE, along with other operating entities within Allianz globally. Before that, Emily was the chief financial officer for Questar Capital, a subsidiary of Allianz Life. Prior to joining Allianz Life in 2005, Reitan was a senior financial analyst for Cardinal Health based in San Diego.

Reitan received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in international economic policy from American University in Washington, D.C. Reitan is a Financial and Operations Principal and holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 registrations.

About Allianz Life

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013, 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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