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Kristin Mastrandrea
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Tel: 212.919.3965
Fax: 212.919.2790
Anayo Afolabi
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Tel: 212.598.8329
Fax: 212.919.2790

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 26, 2008 — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) today announced that veteran communications executive, Richard C. Jones, has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. Jones brings more than 25 years of communications experience, mostly within financial services. He will be responsible for leading Guardian's media relations, organizational communications, advertising and brand management functions.
"We are pleased to welcome Richard to our leadership team," said Dennis J. Manning, president and CEO of Guardian. "Richard has extensive experience developing and managing strategic communications programs. We look forward to his leadership and perspective in creating a communications agenda to support Guardian's continued growth as a leading provider of insurance and other financial solutions to individuals and small businesses."
Jones joins Guardian from GE Money where he was Vice President of Communications for the Americas region. Earlier, he ran the communications function at GE Commercial Finance's Corporate Financial Services unit and before that worked at MasterCard Worldwide. He also has held positions with several New York City-based public relations firms.
Jones graduated from Ohio University with a master's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in communication.

About Guardian
Founded in 1860, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the United States. As of December 31, 2007, Guardian and its subsidiaries had $41.3 billion in assets (on a consolidated statutory basis). With close to 3,000 financial representatives and 80 agencies nationwide, Guardian and its subsidiaries protect individuals, small business owners, and their employees with life, disability, health, long-term care, and dental insurance products, and offer 401(k), annuities, and other financial products and trust services. Specializing in the small to mid-size business market, Guardian's Group business unit serves more than 120,000 employers, 6 million employees, and their families. More information about Guardian can be obtained at: www.GuardianLife.com.

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