MILWAUKEE / SEPTEMBER 5, 2008 – For the third year in a row, Northwestern Mutual is one of the “Best Places  Launch a Career,” according to a BusinessWeek study featured in the September 15, 2008 edition of the magazine on newsstands today.  The Milwaukee-based financial security company has been ranked among the top companies every year since the survey began in 2006."

The annual survey measures wages, benefits, employee retention, mentorship programs, and opportunities for advancement.  Employers, undergraduate students and career services directors at U.S. colleges provide responses to shape the survey’s findings.

BusinessWeek continues to recognize what we’ve known all along: Northwestern Mutual is a great place to make an impact and grow a career,” said Northwestern Mutual CEO Edward J. Zore.  “Helping people achieve financial security can be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding careers an individual can pursue.”

According to a Moody’s report from December 2007, “The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is one of the best trained, most productive and efficient distribution forces in the industry.”

And for many, the career begins with a prestigious internship [http://www.nminternship.com].  The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network internship program has been ranked among America’s “Top Ten Internships” for the 12th consecutive year by the Internship Informants™ in the 2008 Vault Guide to Top Internships.

Northwestern Mutual has also received top honors in the life/health sector of FORTUNE magazine’s “America’s Most Admired Companies” survey for 25 years, including 2008. The Milwaukee firm is the only company to place first every year it was ranked.  And in November 2007, Northwestern Mutual ranked first in Selling Power magazine’s “25 Best Service Companies to Sell For.”

About Northwestern Mutual

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, a FORTUNE 500 company with over $1 trillion of life insurance protection in force, has been helping its policyowners and clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years.  Through the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the marketing name for the company’s nationwide sales distribution arm, the company and its affiliates deliver a unique approach to combining insurance and investment solutions to help clients achieve financial security. These solutions include life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, mutual funds, and employee benefit services. Northwestern Mutual’s subsidiaries and affiliates are comprised of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, a wholly-owned company, broker-dealer, member of FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, a wholly-owned company of Northwestern Mutual and limited purpose federal savings bank; Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and the Russell Investment Group. 

Further information on Northwestern Mutual, its subsidiaries and affiliates can be found at: http://www.nmfn.com.

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For further information, contact:
Jean Towell: 1-800-323-7033
mediarelations@northwesternmutual.com
http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com

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