Wishing you a happy holiday season

This year deepened my appreciation for what makes Northwestern Mutual different: our people.

Our founders knew it when they chose to be a mutual company with a mission to serve policyowners. Employees have always known that everything worth building takes teamwork. And no one knows the value of relationships better than our field, who have earned the trust of their clients and community every day.

People are and have always been what differentiates Northwestern Mutual. So, as we approach the final days of 2023, I urge all of you to take time and recognize the people in your lives and organizations who make the world a little better each day.

From our family to yours, I hope you all find lasting joy and happiness during the holiday season and the coming year.

written signature of John E. Schlifske

John E. Schlifske

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Northwestern Mutual