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Corporate Governance

At Guardian, we hold ourselves to high standards. This includes promoting and executing governance excellence, holding the best interests of the policyholder paramount, and, above all, doing the right thing. In order to uphold these standards of governance, we rely on the sound decision making, independence, and oversight of our Board of Directors.

Annual Election of Directors

Guardian's 2015 Annual Election of Directors will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM (ET) at India House, located at One Hanover Square, New York, New York.  Morrow & Co., LLC will conduct the tabulation for this year's Annual Election.  Substantial policyholder participation in the Annual Election is desirable and encouraged.

The candidates who have been nominated for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2016 are:

In the event you are unable to cast your vote in person and would like to participate in this year's election, simply click on the “download” button in the CAST YOUR VOTE NOW! box at the bottom of the page. Download the Policyholder's Proxy, sign the Proxy in the presence of a witness, as required by New York State Insurance Law, and return it by mail to the following address as soon as possible:

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
C/O Proxy Services Corp
PO BOX 9002
Brentwood, NY  11717-9810

REMEMBER:  If you vote by mail, your vote must be received by the close of business, 5:00 PM (ET), on December 8, 2015 to be counted in the Annual Election of Directors.
    
Thank you for your participation and your interest in Guardian.

CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!

To vote, click this link to download a Policyholder's Proxy

Board of Directors

Committee Assignments

Committee 2015 Members

Human Resources & Governance

John J. Brennan (Chair)
Richard E. Cavanagh
Paul B. Guenther
Stephen J. Squeri
Donald C. Waite III

Audit & Risk

Nancy E. Cooper (Chair)
Richard E. Cavanagh
Deborah L. Duncan
William C. Freda
John A. Somers
Donald C. Waite III

Investment

Deborah L. Duncan (Chair)
Lloyd E. Campbell
Nancy E. Cooper
James E. Daley
William C. Freda
John A. Somers

Product & Distribution

Stephen J. Squeri (Chair)
John J. Brennan
Lloyd E. Campbell
James E. Daley
Paul B. Guenther

Executive

Donald C. Waite III (Lead Director)
John J. Brennan
Nancy E. Cooper
Deborah L. Duncan
Stephen J. Squeri

 

Approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2014

Governance Documents

The following governance documents were adopted to safeguard and maintain the integrity of Guardian's Board of Directors and its Committees and to ensure the independence of the Board of Directors from Company management.

Company Charter

Company By-Laws

Corporate Governance Guidelines

Human Resources and Governance Committee Charter

Audit and Risk Committee Charter

Product and Distribution Committee Charter

Investment Committee Charter

Definition of Director Independence