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TMCNet:  Allianz Life Promotes Michele Roepke to Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

[March 15, 2013]

Allianz Life Promotes Michele Roepke to Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) named Michele Roepke as assistant vice president of Human Resources where she is responsible for supporting HR needs for multiple business areas including: Operations, IT Compliance, Suitability, Organization Sourcing and Business Reengineering as well as Allianz Investment Management. She reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Suzanne Dowd Zeller.

"Michele has a proven track record for successfully executing high level, complex initiatives," said Zeller. "I look forward to seeing her continue to showcase her strategic focus, proactive leadership, collaboration, and knowledge of the business."

Roepke has many years of HR experience. She joined Allianz Life in 2008 where she led the HRleadership team through a reorganization. Roepke also contributed to a global HR team that delivered HR services across other Allianz affiliated companies around the world.

Before joining Allianz Life, Roepke's HR experience focused on leadership development and organizational design. She worked in several industries including food, consumer packaged goods, and insurance. In 2003, she was the vice president of HR with CPP North America in Minneapolis where she was responsible for all aspects of HR management. Prior to that, she was the vice president of HR with Metris Companies in Minnetonka, Minn. where she provided HR support for the corporate headquarters while managing and developing four managers. Roepke spent 20 years at General Mills in Minneapolis as an HR generalist providing support to the Yoplait Yogurt division.

Roepke received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn.

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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