Richard C. Jones Joins Guardian as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Friday, June 27, 2008 General News J E 4
NEW YORK, June 26 The Guardian Life Insurance Company ofAmerica (Guardian) today announced that veteran communications executive,Richard C. Jones, has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and ChiefCommunications Officer. Jones brings more than 25 years of communicationsexperience, mostly within financial services. He will be responsible forleading Guardian's media relations, organizational communications, advertisingand brand management functions.

"We are pleased to welcome Richard to our leadership team," said Dennis J.Manning, president and CEO of Guardian. "Richard has extensive experiencedeveloping and managing strategic communications programs. We look forward tohis leadership and perspective in creating a communications agenda to supportGuardian's continued growth as a leading provider of insurance and otherfinancial solutions to individuals and small businesses."

Jones joins Guardian from GE Money where he was Vice President ofCommunications for the Americas region. Earlier, he ran the communicationsfunction at GE Commercial Finance's Corporate Financial Services unit andbefore that worked at MasterCard Worldwide. He also has held positions withseveral New York City-based public relations firms.

Jones graduated from Ohio University with a master's degree in journalismand a bachelor's degree in communication.

About Guardian

Founded in 1860, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America(Guardian), New York, NY is one of the largest mutual life insurance companiesin the United States. As of December 31, 2007, Guardian and its subsidiarieshad $41.3 billion in assets (on a consolidated statutory basis). With close to3,000 financial representatives and 80 agencies nationwide, Guardian and itssubsidiaries protect individuals, small business owners, and their employeeswith life, disability, health, long-term care, and dental insurance products,and offer 401(k), annuities, and other financial products and trust services.Specializing in the small to mid-size business market, Guardian's Groupbusiness unit serves more than 120,000 employers, 6 million employees, andtheir families. More information about Guardian can be obtained

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SOURCE The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America


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