Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual Moves Higher on FORTUNE® 500 List

MILWAUKEE, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual moved up nine positions on the FORTUNE® 500 list to the ranking of No. 100. The higher ranking is based on the company's financial performance, high financial strength ratings and commitment to innovation, specifically through creating an engaging digital client experience which has been accelerated by the 2015 acquisition of LearnVest.

For more information, see Northwestern Mutual's 2015 Annual Report.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With $238.5 billion in assets, $27.9 billion in revenues and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.3 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability income and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services. Northwestern Mutual is recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2016.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company (NMWMC), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC).

1 The A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest) May 2016; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), May 2016; Moody's Investors Service Aaa (highest), January 2016; and Standard & Poor's AA+ (second highest), May 2016. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, as of the most recent review and report by each rating agency. Ratings are subject to change.

SOURCE Northwestern Mutual

John Gardner, (800) 323-7033, mediarelations@northwesternmutual.com

6/16/2016 9:49:00 AM