Northwestern Mutual: Four Milwaukee area residents receive Northwestern Mutual Regional Leader Awards

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Jean Towell, (800) 323-7033

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Financial Security Company Award Recognizes Outstanding Performance

Milwaukee, WI, January 25, 2010 — Northwestern Mutual is honoring Mequon resident Tom Goris Jr., CLU, ChFC with its 2010 Midwest Region Managing Partner Leader Award and Mequon resident Michael Formella, CLU, ChFC with its 2010 Midwest Region Managing Director Leader Award. The company is also honoring River Hills resident R. David Fritz Jr., CLU and Waterford resident Laura A. Bouslough with its 2010 Midwest Region Top 10 Awards.

The honors recognize Goris, Formella and Fritz of the Cornerstone Financial Group and Bouslough of the Holter Financial Group for an outstanding year of performance with Northwestern Mutual, serving the financial security needs of clients and policyowners throughout the region.

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. As a mutual company with over $1 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual seeks to share its gains with policyowners and deliver consistent and dependable value to clients over time.

Northwestern Mutual is an industry leader in total individual life insurance and disability insurance dividends paid to participating policyowners. Though dividends are not guaranteed, are reviewed annually and are subject to change, the company has paid life insurance dividends every year since 1872.

Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments. Further information can be found at http://www.northwesternmutual.com.