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Windsor, CT, March 28, 2006 — LIMRA International announced today that it has designated Korn/Ferry Leadership Development Solutions as a strategic partner to provide executive assessment and coaching services to LIMRA's member companies in the insurance and financial services sector.

"Identifying and preparing the next generation of leaders through succession planning is an important priority for LIMRA's member companies," said Bob Kerzner, LIMRA's president and CEO. "With its proven expertise and global footprint in executive development, Korn/Ferry is a perfect match for the needs of our members throughout the world."

Korn/Ferry coaching consultants work in a variety of situations, including succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, assisting in cultural change, or simply getting new leaders up to speed quicker and more effectively. The process can also be highly effective in solving performance problems for both individuals and teams.

"With the war for talent being exacerbated by a rapidly aging population, it is becoming an imperative for today's successful organizations to identify and develop top talent," said Gary Hourihan, President of Korn/Ferry's Leadership Development Solutions group. "Not only is professional development good for the bottom line, it also improves employee satisfaction and overall retention."

LIMRA has strategic partnerships with leading organizations in research, consulting, technology, customer relationship management, sales training and performance, compliance, education, and communication.

Through strategic partnerships, LIMRA offers member companies the best available services to supplement the benefits and services they receive directly from LIMRA to maximize their marketing and distribution performance.
Howard S. Drescher, (860) 285-7875,
Catherine Theroux, (860) 285-7787,

About LIMRA International
LIMRA International is a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization that helps more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 73 countries increase their marketing and distribution effectiveness. Visit LIMRA International at

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