$1.6 billion in earnings and year-end capital of $8.5 billion support the largest ever participating policyholder dividend

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 25, 2019 – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), a mutual life insurer and a leading provider of whole life, dental, individual disability income insurance and employee benefits, today announced 2018 year-end results that included record earnings and capital levels.

Guardian had $1.6 billion in operating income before taxes and dividends to policyholders; achieved strong risk-based capital results of 514%; paid out $6.3 billion in benefits to policyholders and had $667 billion of life insurance in force. The company ranks in the top five of the whole life market with a 6% share, and fourth in Group Life, Dental, and Disability with a 6.5% share of combined sales.

Today, Guardian also released a presentation that it may use from time to time in discussions with its investors. The presentation and other materials are available at www.guardianlife.com/about-guardian/financial-highlights. Updates to this presentation and other materials for investors will periodically be made available at that location.

“2018 was a great year for Guardian and our policyholders, during which we paid a record dividend, launched our new brand and moved much of our technology infrastructure into the cloud,” said President and CEO Deanna Mulligan. “We’re innovating to anticipate and meet the needs of consumers and doing it with an unwavering commitment to our mission and values.”

For 158-years, service has been integral to Guardian’s mission. It comes to life through proactive care for customers and employee involvement in communities. Client care teams have been recognized as industry leaders in delivering superior service to our clients by DALBAR* and for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the live phone channel from J.D. Power. Guardian colleagues logged over 12,000 volunteer hours and drove $2M in donations through employee giving. 

About The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian®)

Every day, Guardian provides Americans the security they deserve through our insurance and wealth management products and services. Since our founding in 1860, our long-term view has helped our customers prepare for whatever life brings whether starting a family, planning for the future or taking care of employees. Today, we're a Fortune 250 mutual company and a leading provider of life, disability, dental, and other benefits for individuals, at the workplace and through government sponsored programs. The Guardian community of 9,500 employees and our network of over 2,700 financial representatives is committed to serving with expertise when, where and how our clients need us. Our commitments rest on a strong financial foundation, which at year-end 2018 included $8.5 billion in capital and $1.6 billion in operating income. For more information, please visit guardianlife.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedInTwitter and YouTube

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY. Guardian® is a registered trademark of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

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John D. Pelle
Guardian
(212) 919-7630 
John_Pelle@glic.com