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TRACY L. RICH JOINS GUARDIAN AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY
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NEW YORK, June 08, 2009 — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) today announced that Tracy L. Rich will join the company as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective July 1.
Rich's legal career spans more than 30 years and includes work in both the public and private sectors. As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, he will lead Guardian's legal, government, regulatory and compliance functions in addition to all corporate governance activities. He will report directly to Dennis J. Manning, Guardian's president and chief executive officer.
"Tracy's legal and business acumen, his deep knowledge of the life insurance industry, and his experience implementing corporate governance best practices, make him ideally suited for this important role at this time," said Manning. "We look forward to his energy and leadership in helping to position Guardian for continued growth."
Rich joins Guardian from Phoenix Companies, where he most recently was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He previously held General Counsel roles both at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. Additionally, he worked with a major law firm in Hartford, CT and in Washington, D.C. as a trial attorney for the Internal Revenue Service.

Rich's legal career spans more than 30 years and includes work in both the public and private sectors. As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, he will lead Guardian's legal, government, regulatory and compliance functions in addition to all corporate governance activities. He will report directly to Dennis J. Manning, Guardian's president and chief executive officer.
"Tracy's legal and business acumen, his deep knowledge of the life insurance industry, and his experience implementing corporate governance best practices, make him ideally suited for this important role at this time," said Manning. "We look forward to his energy and leadership in helping to position Guardian for continued growth."
Rich joins Guardian from Phoenix Companies, where he most recently was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He previously held General Counsel roles both at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. Additionally, he worked with a major law firm in Hartford, CT and in Washington, D.C. as a trial attorney for the Internal Revenue Service.
 

About Guardian
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the largest and oldest mutual life insurance companies in the United States, is known for its stability and strength. A Fortune 300 company, Guardian is the only major life insurer to earn upgrades from two major rating agencies in 2008: A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best and AA+ (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor's. Guardian also has retained ratings of Aa2 (Excellent) by Moody's and AA+ (Very Strong) by Fitch (ratings current as of April, 2009).
Founded nearly 150 years ago, Guardian and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting individuals, business owners and their employees with life, long term care insurance, disability income and dental insurance products, and offer 401(k), annuities and other financial products and trust services.
Guardian operates one of the largest dental networks in the United States, and protects more than six million employees and their families at 120,000 companies. The company has more than 5,400 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.
SOURCE:The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Web site: http://www.guardianlife.com/

 

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