Western & Southern Life Named a 2018 "Top 10" Military Friendly® Employer

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Western & Southern Life has earned the 2018 "Top 10" Military Friendly® Employer designation from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. This is the sixth consecutive year Western & Southern Life has earned the Military Friendly® designation.

This designation highlights Western & Southern Life's continuous commitment to supporting military service members, veterans and spouses.

"Western & Southern Life is proud to continue its tradition of hiring, training and supporting military talent," said Troy D. Brodie, president of Western & Southern Life's agency group, the company's field agent sales force. "Veterans often have the skills needed to be successful in our business. They have strong leadership skills, a desire to help others, and their code of ethics aligns well with our company values. We also think that hiring from the military community can be a strategic competitive advantage for our company."

With 132 offices across the United States, the company's field agent sales force provides middle-income Americans access to life insurance, annuities, investments and retirement strategies.

"Companies that have earned this designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses," said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media. "Our Military Friendly® Employers are moving beyond answering 'why hire military?' They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® Schools to translate military competencies into civilian careers."

Western & Southern Life will be showcased, along with other 2018 Military Friendly®Employers, in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine, the January 2018 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, and on www.militaryfriendly.com.

"This designation highlights Western & Southern Life's continuous commitment to supporting military service members, veterans and spouses not only at the national level but in the communities in which we live and serve," Brodie said.

About Military Friendly® Employers
The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly®Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY. The survey is administered for free and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

About Victory Media
Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.

About Western & Southern Life
The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, and its wholly owned subsidiary Western-Southern Life Assurance Company (both known as Western & Southern Life), are members of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) and offer life insurance, interest-sensitive life insurance, fixed annuities, retirement strategies and personalized needs analysis for individuals, families and businesses in the middle-income market. It serves customers through 148 field offices nationwide, plus www.westernsouthern.com/wslife and a call center known as the Client Relationship Center at the company's headquarters in Cincinnati. The company is a 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer. For financial tools, career opportunities and product information, visit www.westernsouthern.com/wslife.

About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($47.2 billion) and managed ($22.3 billion) total $69.5 billion as of Sept 30, 2017. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings and a Comdex Ranking of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.¹ IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC¹; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.¹; Touchstone Securities, Inc.²; W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.²; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information visit the Western & Southern family of companies. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open, a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world's top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

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2 A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
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