Northwestern Mutual has successfully launched its new media and news resources section of its website, ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/ ). Journalists seeking background information or sources for stories can access the information easily in the new section, titled the Northwestern Mutual Newsroom, which was designed to meet their needs quickly and efficiently.

  In the spirit of quick and efficient company news, journalists can now:

  -- Opt-in to Receive email alerts on news from Northwestern Mutual
     ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/index.php?s=42 ),
  -- Subscribe to RSS feeds for the company news request
     ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/index.php?s=95 ), or
  -- Request an interview by contacting one of the company's media relations
     staff via e-mail.
     ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/index.php?s=11 )


In addition, Northwestern Mutual's Newsroom now includes extensive background information for reporters researching the company and/or industry, such as:

  -- Corporate background materials
     ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/index.php?s=18 )
  -- Fact sheets
     ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/index.php?s=40 )
  -- Press release archive
     ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/index.php?s=43 )
  -- Key press clippings
     ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/index.php?s=59 )
  -- Product Overview
     ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/index.php?s=54 )
  -- Industry Resources
     ( http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/index.php?s=100 )


For more information on Northwestern Mutual, visit http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/ and feel free to contact the media relations team at Northwestern Mutual; 1-800-323-7033 or mediarelations@northwesternmutual.com .

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual), the nation's largest direct provider of individual life insurance, according to statistics compiled from A. M. Best data, has always received the best possible insurance financial strength ratings from Standard & Poor's, Fitch Ratings, A. M. Best and Moody's. For 23 years, a FORTUNE magazine survey has named Northwestern Mutual "Most Admired" in its industry. The company has also been recognized as one of the "50 Best Companies to Sell For," by Selling Power magazine (2005).

The company, its subsidiaries and affiliates are also providers of annuities, mutual funds, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance and employee benefit services to the group employee and executive markets. These products and services are distributed through the representatives of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Among Northwestern Mutual's affiliated companies are those that comprise the Russell Investment Group, which provide investment management and advisory services; Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS), a wholly-owned company of Northwestern Mutual, broker-dealer and member NASD and SIPC; and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, a wholly-owned company of Northwestern Mutual, limited purpose federal savings bank and a registered investment adviser which provides financial planning, investment management and trust services. A subsidiary, Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, offers long-term care insurance. Further information on Northwestern Mutual can be found at: http://www.nmfn.com/ .

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SOURCE: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

CONTACT: Jean Towell, +1-800-323-7033, or
mediarelations@northwesternmutual.com

Web site: http://www.nmfn.com/
http://www.northwesternmutualnews.com/