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Guardian Life Elects John J. Brennan to its Board of Directors

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NEW YORK, N.Y., July 26, 2011 — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) announced today that John J. Brennan has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Brennan is Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor of the Vanguard Group, Inc., a Malvern, PA -based investment management company with more than $1.5 trillion of assets under management. He served as Vanguard’s Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 2008 and Chairman of its Board from 1998 to 2009.
In addition to his posts with Vanguard, Mr. Brennan, 56, possesses extensive financial, accounting and corporate governance experience gained through numerous leadership roles in the financial services industry. He is Chairman of the Financial Accounting Foundation; a member of the Board of Governors for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; and is a Director of the Hanover Insurance Group, LPL Financial Corporation, and of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Mr. Brennan also is a Trustee of the University of Notre Dame and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Additionally, he is past Chairman of the Investment Company Institute.
“We are very pleased to have Jack join our Board,” said Donald C. Waite III, Lead Director of the Guardian Board of Directors. “Jack brings a record of outstanding success as CEO of a leading financial institution, and his experience in corporate governance will contribute to Guardian’s primary mission of adding value to our policyholders.”
Mr. Brennan received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He also has received honorary degrees from Curry College and Drexel University.
For Media Inquiries, Contact:
Richard Jones
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
(212) 598-8338
About Guardian
A mutual insurer founded in 1860, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting individuals, business owners and their employees with life insurance, disability income insurance, dental insurance products, and offer funding vehicles for 401(k) plans, annuities and other financial products. Guardian operates one of the largest dental networks in theUnited States, and protects more than six million employees and their families at 120,000 companies. The company has approximately 5,000 employees in the United States and a network of over 3,000 financial representatives in more than 80 agencies nationwide.
For more information about Guardian, please visit: www.guardianlife.com.

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