MILWAUKEE, WI – July 7, 2009 – Kimberley Goode, vice president of Communications for Northwestern Mutual, will now assume additional duties as president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. The financial security company is also naming Deanna Tillisch, director of Corporate Affairs, as Foundation vice president, where she will manage day to day operations of the organization.

“It is a privilege to have this opportunity to lead the Northwestern Mutual Foundation and continue its mission to inspire human potential,” said Goode. “Through the Foundation, Northwestern Mutual is capable of extending the company’s more than 150 years of strength and stability to help promote strong communities nationwide, which is more relevant today than ever.”

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation contributed $19 million nationally in 2008. Notable contributions in 2009 include $500,000 to the American Red Cross to enhance its recovery and relief efforts in areas affected by natural disasters, as well as $1 million to four nonprofit organizations, based on votes by visitors to an interactive Web site as part of the company’s integrated marketing and charitable campaign, Let Your Worries Go.

About Northwestern Mutual
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments. Further information can be found at http://www.northwesternmutual.com.

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