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WINDSOR, Conn., May 27, 2008 — LIMRA announced today that Marie Rice has joined LIMRA, as corporate vice president for retirement research.

“We are so pleased that Marie is returning to LIMRA at this time of great change, both for us and the member companies we serve," said Bob Kerzner, president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global. “Her vast experience and knowledge will be invaluable as we explore ways to bring our retirement research to the next level, an area where we want to be top of mind with our members.”

In her new role, Marie will be responsible for LIMRA's retirement research program, which focuses on annuities, defined contribution plans and retirement planning and includes monitoring industry results and conducting in-depth topical studies. In addition, she will increase our focus on the retirement income (or “payout”) phase, ensuring that LIMRA has the metrics the industry will need going forward.

Most recently, Marie was vice president for market insights at Fidelity Investments. Specifically, she led employer and product research for retirement services. Her extensive background and innovative approach will help broaden LIMRA’s program and expand our presence in the retirement research market.

Marie previously worked for LIMRA from 1985 -1987 as associate project director.

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