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Press release from Business Wire

Prudential Retirement strengthens sales force

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Prudential Retirement strengthens sales force10:00 EST Tuesday, January 29, 2013 NEWARK, N.J. (Business Wire) -- Prudential Retirement, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) recently welcomed back two sales team members, John Byrne and Bryan Hissong, in an effort to develop new business and help expand the business' presence in the government market. “We are excited to welcome both John and Bryan back to Prudential,” said Sean McLaughlin, senior vice president, Client Relations and Business Development. “Their combined experience and expertise will help us as we continue to strengthen our sales force to help place more Americans on a secure path to and through retirement.” John Byrne has been appointed as vice president of Institutional Retirement Plans. With more than 17 years of expertise working exclusively with institutional retirement plans, John is now responsible for the development and sales of large tax-exempt, Taft Hartley and corporate defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) markets. John returns to Prudential Retirement from Lincoln Financial Group, where he was vice president of Institutional Retirement Plans. He has developed and implemented effective retirement plan solutions for hundreds of organizations to address the investment, fiduciary, communications, administration and regulatory issues that impact defined contribution and defined benefit plans. John earned his Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University. He holds a series 6, 26 and 63 ; holds both Life and Variable State insurance licenses and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation, and Charted Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation. Bryan Hissong, who also returns to Prudential from Lincoln Financial Group, has been named vice president, regional sales director. He will beresponsible for the new business development and client relations for the South Region. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, Bryan will ensure the retirement plan products and services offered by Prudential Retirement are customized and flexible to meet the needs of the client and plan participants. Bryan previously joined Prudential Retirement in 2002. He has been in the retirement industry since 1989. Prior to working at Prudential, Bryan worked for American United Life, AIM Funds and MFS Funds. His entire career has been spent in sales, including experience in plan design, employee education and service. Bryan has a B.S. degree in Public Relations from Kansas State University and holds Series 6, 63 and Life and Health licenses. Prudential Retirement delivers retirement plan solutions for public, private, and non-profit organizations. Services include state-of-the-art record keeping, administrative services, investment management, comprehensive employee investment education and communications, and trustee services. With over 85 years of retirement experience, Prudential Retirement helps meet the needs of over 3.5 million participants and annuitants. Prudential Retirement has $251.6 billion in retirement account values as of September 30, 2012. Retirement products and services, are provided by Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC), Hartford, CT, or its affiliates. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential's diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential's iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit http://www.news.prudential.com/. 0238348-00001-00 Prudential Financial, Inc.Dawn Kelly, 973-802-7134 office201-406-7248 mobiledawn.kelly@prudential.comorJosh Stoffregen, 973-802-3996 office973-204-2540 mobilejosh.stoffregen@prudential.com